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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
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.
“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.
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.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to Government measures to ease council cash flow pressures
"These measures will help councils with their cash-flow as they grapple with extra costs, lost income, and demand pressures as a result of the pandemic."
LGA responds to children securing primary school places
“Councils have a track record of doing everything they can to rise to the challenge of ensuring no child goes without a place, having created more than 800,000 new places since 2010."
Coronavirus: Fire service to assist with antigen testing, transportation of NHS outpatients to appointments or to receive urgent care and with providing instruction to others on non-blue light ambulance driving
Following the unprecedented Agreement reached on 26 March between the Fire Service National Employers, National Fire Chiefs Council and Fire Brigades Union, it has today been agreed to add a further three areas of work to reflect the scale of the national crisis and the urgency of the response required. Firefighters will be able to:
Council employees' improved pay offer announced
Council employees have been offered an improved pay increase of 2.75 per cent from 1 April 2020, plus an additional one day’s leave which would increase the minimum entitlement from 21 to 22 days per year (plus public holidays).
Energy Company Obligation Scheme – Eco flex
The Walsall Borough has significant numbers of residents living in fuel poverty (13.7% as at 2017) and in homes which are expensive to heat. The Council were anxious to ensure that as many fuel poor residents as possible qualified for funding.
LGA responds to social care coronavirus plan
"It is vital that the arrangements set out in the plan are urgently translated to reality on the ground."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Showing leadership
During uncertain times, residents look to community leaders for clarity, leadership and guidance.
Remote council meetings - Newark and Sherwood District Council
The team has identified Teams as the suitable portal to deliver online official council meetings. Its versatility allows Cllrs to join meetings either through video or dial in options in a secure setting.
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