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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
Kickstart: what good looks like
This paper aims to support local and national discussions on the design, commissioning and delivery of Kickstart. It has been produced by the Labour Market, Employment and Skills Task and Finish Group which is part of the Local Economic Recovery Working Group (ERWG).
LGA responds to new modern slavery measures
"Modern slavery is abhorrent and councils across the country are working hard to help tackle it. This includes trying to eliminate it from their supply chains during the procurement process. This act will help councils to carry out this work."
Local government earnings and demography survey 2019-20 summary report
The Local Government Earnings and Demography Survey provides paybill and average pay rate information for all local government employees (excluding teachers) in England and Wales as well as examining the key characteristics of the workforce.
Local government earnings and demography survey 2019/20
The local government earnings and demography survey (LGEDS) 2019/20 provides paybill, average pay rate and demographic information for all local government employees (excluding teachers). The survey collects details of individual local government posts; the results presented below are based on around 450,000 posts.
Business Rates Review: call for evidence: Tranche One response, September 2020
On the high streets, footfall is down over 43 per cent compared to the same period last year. Before the pandemic, footfall had dropped over 10 per cent in the last 7 years. Internet sales had risen 21 per cent of all retail sales from 7 per cent a decade earlier and during the pandemic had jumped to nearly 33 per cent of all retail sales.
Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal
This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).
Cllr Alison Evison - COSLA President
'Recovery presents opportunities to drive public service reform with local knowledge and experience at the very forefront of policy design and delivery'
Martin Routledge, Social Care Future
'Great social care needs to be relevant and important to everyone in a locality by contributing to local wellbeing and prosperity.'
#CouncilsCan: a local response to a global pandemic
Councils across the country have stepped up to an unprecedented challenge.
Re-thinking local: our offers and asks
Government must offer the broadest vision possible in its upcoming Devolution White Paper, and present a localist Spending Review with place-based budgets.
Rob Walsh - Chief Executive, North East Lincs Council / NHS North East Lincs CCG
How do we combine our efforts, capacity and resources to best contribute to and facilitate local economic growth, strengthen community resilience and place the wider determinants of health very much at the heart of our joint agenda?
Sally Warren - Director of Policy, The King’s Fund
People want individual services to be better joined up, so a person’s multiple needs are met in a way that makes sense for their lives, and not just what makes sense for statutory bodies.
Melanie Rees, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Housing
'Meeting the current and future housing needs of our population should be a huge priority but we are failing to provide anywhere near the number of homes needed each year to meet existing and newly-emerging need.'
Emily Auckland - UKSSD Network Director
As we start to plan how we can ‘build back better’, we have a perfect opportunity to work with our partners to develop a plan for a better future for everyone – and Sustainable Development Goals can help us get there.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.