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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).
Domestic Abuse Bill, Committee stage, House of Commons, 9 June 2020
Alongside the Bill’s focus on crisis interventions and criminal justice, tackling domestic abuse requires a cross-government response incorporating health, housing and education.
Remote council meetings: Lambeth Council
Following work undertaken by the council’s Constitutional Working Group in January, the Democratic Services team at Lambeth had already made a good start on a remote council meeting project even before the COVID-19 situation. This meant they were in an advantageous position when the regulations changed to permit virtual council meetings.
Managing the wellbeing of furloughed staff during the COVID-19 pandemic
This guide will help local authorities to consider how to manage the wellbeing of their employees who have been furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.
LGA: avoid loan sharks exploiting COVID-19 crisis as average benefit claims up 1,000 per cent
“We know many people are struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus crisis, but loan sharks should be avoided at all costs."
LGA responds to Age UK report on coronavirus care costs
"We know that care providers are facing extra costs during this time and we have worked closely with them since the beginning of the pandemic to understand what they are. The vast majority of councils have helped providers with these extra costs to the best of their ability, considering all of the evidence."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to NHS Volunteer Responder scheme expansion
“This national volunteering scheme is an important back-up to councils’ existing and new local volunteering initiatives which are helping communities during this crisis.”
LGA responds to eviction ban extension
"We are pleased the Government has acted on our call to extend the current measures to protect tenants from eviction, which will provide reassurance that they will not lose their home because of coronavirus."
LGA responds to funding announcement for domestic violence charities
"Councils can’t tackle domestic abuse alone. To help prepare for an expected surge in demand for support from victims as lockdown measures ease, we would like the Government to engage more with police, councils and the Domestic Abuse Commissioner and to create a Domestic Abuse Perpetrator Strategy for England and Wales."
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