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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
LGA: water safety vital as accidental drownings peak in summer holidays
Children and young people need to be made more aware of the dangers of swimming in open water as the summer holidays get underway.
Improving the private rented sector: case studies
We strongly believe that case studies can help stimulate discussion about the options for tackling the problems in the private rented sector that will improve the health and well-being of tenants.
Remote council meetings: London Borough of Hounslow
Running a virtual workshop using MS Teams
Options for councils in supporting leisure providers through COVID-19
This advice note aims to update councils on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on leisure providers operating services and facilities owned and delivered on behalf of councils. It includes options as well as examples of how councils are providing practical support to providers and ensuring facilities are in a position to reopen when social distancing measures are relaxed.
LGA responds to Government announcement on funding for child victims of domestic abuse
"This funding is good news and will help councils and partner organisations further support child victims of domestic abuse, which can have a long-term and devastating impact on families."
Working with children’s services providers during COVID-19: guidance to commissioners
A guidance note for local authority commissioners of children’s social care and education placements.
LGA responds to latest ONS and CQC figures on community deaths
"Social care is now the frontline in the fight against coronavirus and we need to do all we can to shield people in care homes and those receiving care in their own homes."
Coronavirus: social homes may go unbuilt without Right to Buy extension
Desperately-needed new social homes could go unbuilt unless councils are granted an extension to the time they are allowed to spend money from Right to Buy sales, the Local Government Association warns today.
Remote council meetings: Ashfield District Council
Ashfield District Council held its Annual Meeting of Council virtually on 23 April. The first testing sessions carried out were to decide which application would best suit a meeting with 35 Elected Members and up to six supporting officers.
Fire Safety Bill: Second Reading, House of Commons, 29 April 2020
To ensure the legislation is successful in protecting lives, national government must ensure that local government is reimbursed for any additional costs arising out of the operational changes mandated by this Bill.
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