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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
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).
LGA responds to physical activity sector letter to the Prime Minister
“The LGA has been making the case for long-term funding to ensure leisure facilities can continue to provide vital services for low income communities."
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:
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
Directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.
LGA responds to ONS figures showing annual rise in NEETs
“Devolving careers advice, post-16 and skills budgets and powers to local areas, would allow councils, schools, colleges and employers to work together to improve provision for young people so that they can get on in life.”
Department for Education Consultation on Reforms to unregulated provision for children in care and care leavers, Local Government Association response, 28 May 2020
Ensuring that young people in care and care leavers are able to live in good quality homes that meet their needs is a key priority for councils. However, a range of challenges mean that meeting this priority can be exceptionally difficult, and we are keen to work with the Government and partners to tackle this to make sure children and young people are safe and well supported.
Code of conduct consultation 2020
The onset of COVID-19 and the measures that have been introduced to curb its spread have changed the workings of local government. Remote meetings and decision-making processes have been introduced, but these have not diluted the importance of high standards of conduct of local government elected members.
Coronavirus: future of early years providers uncertain without funding commitment
More than 69,000 early years providers have temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, with many settings citing financial difficulties as a key reason.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to NHS track and trace service
“COVID-19 is best understood as a pattern of local outbreaks, rather than a national pandemic with a similar impact in every community, which is why councils as local leaders have a fundamental role to play in the test and trace service."
Behavioural change: responding to COVID-19
This page collates past and present LGA behavioural insights projects which may be useful when responding to COVID-19.
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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.