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LGA responds to ADCS report on impact of COVID-19 on children and young people
Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to flooding funding announcement
“Funding for flood defences needs to be devolved to local areas to ensure money is directed towards projects that best reflect local needs, which includes protecting key roads and bridges to keep local residents and businesses moving."
Fire and rescue authority members development support
The LGA’s range of fire and rescue authority member development resources helps elected members develop into capable and confident local leaders.
“The real challenge for children’s services is yet to come."
LGA responds to immigration points-based system statement
'As a country we face significant skills challenges, with one of the most serious being in our social care system. We need to do what we can to ensure the social care workforce can be maintained.'
Planning: Development Management – COVID-19 and beyond - 13 July 2020
Presentations from this webinar can be found here.
EU money which could help nation recover from COVID-19 risks going back to Brussels - LGA
More than £730 million in vital EU cash which could help local communities bounce back from COVID-19 risks going unspent and being sent back to Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of the year, councils warn today.
Frequently asked questions related to COVID-19.
Coronavirus: Government should consider asking retired care workers to return to work - LGA
Retired care workers being asked to return to work could help support those most at risk of the coronavirus outbreak and provide a much-needed boost to an already over-stretched social care workforce, say council leaders.
LGA responds to Arts Council England funding
Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Chair of the LGA’s Culture, Tourism and Sport Board, responds to Arts Council England’s announcement to provide £160 million for the cultural sector.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Resident communications
Communicating with residents and ensuring they receive up to date, accurate and accessible information has never been more important as we tackle the spread of COVID-19.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to hardship funding guidance
“We are pleased that councils will now be able to provide much-needed support to many households on the lowest incomes by quickly reducing or removing the need for them to pay council tax."
COVID-19: business support
Information and guidance related to business support, including on business operations, financial support packages, and business rates.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Social media
Social media forms part of your public image, which means that done right it can improve council reputation and build public trust.
COVID-19 outbreak - councillor guidance
This guidance has been developed to assist elected councillors as councils grapple with the worst public health crisis we have experienced in a century.
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