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LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures necessary to repair the UK economy, House of Lords, Thursday 4 June 2020
Councils are working tirelessly to protect lives, livelihoods and the most vulnerable in our communities. They have ensured that our most important public services keep running successfully.
LGA briefing: Infection Control Fund Grant Conditions
A briefing to assist councils with understanding the new Infection Control Grant and its requirements.
LGA responds to Children's Society report on financial hardship
Responding to the Children’s Society report which found long-term and sustained cuts to local emergency support schemes are leaving families, especially those affected by coronavirus, with nowhere to turn in a financial crisis, Cllr Richard Watts, Chair of the LGA’s Resources Board, said:
Coronavirus: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
"Councils will need further funding and financial flexibilities in the weeks and months ahead to meet ongoing COVID-19 pressures and to keep services running normally."
Directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.
LGA submission to Introduction of green number plates for ultra low emission vehicles
The LGA is supportive of efforts to increase the uptake of low emission vehicles.
LGA responds to RAC pothole breakdown figures
Councils are on the side of all road users, fixing a pothole every 17 seconds and want to work with government to tackle our national road repairs backlog.
LGA responds to Prime Minister's social care pledge
“Our own social care green paper outlined some key recommendations on how best to urgently resolve this issue, which the Government has an opportunity to take forward."
LGA responds to Ash report on Stop Smoking Services funding
“Smoking rates continue to fall, which is good news, but as this report highlights there needs to be greater help for those most in need of support, including routine and manual workers or people with mental health conditions."
LGA responds to end of Local Housing Allowance freeze
“Today’s announcement is a step in the right direction but more should be done to help meet the challenges renters and councils face."
Adur and Worthing Councils reviving their town centres
Councils are leading the revival of our high streets and town centres. As leaders of place, they are offering a new wave of thinking around what the high street can offer to communities and delivering real local change.
LGA responds to British Heart Foundation air pollution warning
“For air quality plans to be successful, they need to be underpinned by local flexibility and sufficient funding, while issues around resourcing and capacity also need to be addressed."
The LGA provides practical support to the local government sector to enable the delivery of strategic workforce planning.
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