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Coronavirus: information for councils
Council loan repayments delay needed amid COVID-19 financial crisis
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Council loan repayments delay needed amid coronavirus financial crisis
The minimum term for a Public Works Loan Board loan available to councils is one year but this is too long to help with the immediate cash flow shortfalls.
LGA: social care providers face more than £6bn in extra COVID-19 costs
Providers of adult social care services may face more than £6.6 billion in extra costs due to the coronavirus crisis by the end of September this year, stark new analysis commissioned by councils and social care directors reveals.
LGA statement on local government's commitment to tackling racism
The Local Government Association stands with all of our councils in the UK and across the world in their work to tackle racism.
Changes to the planning system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, June 2020
A local, plan-led system continues to be vital in ensuring that councils and the communities they represent have a say over the way places develop. This includes the delivery of homes, where locally required, and the supporting infrastructure needed to create sustainable, resilient places. This will be even more critical as we move towards recovery after COVID-19.
COVID-19: financial pressures in adult social care
The purpose of this note is to share some financial information that was provided to the Minister of State for Care, Helen Whately, on 9 May 2020.
Hot weather – information for councils
The Heatwave Plan for England been updated to include hot-weather-related risks and precautions specific to COVID-19.
Coronavirus: LGA responds to rough sleeping announcement
“Councils want to take this opportunity to change the lives of our most vulnerable residents and stand ready to work with government on a national plan to move people into safe, long-term housing with access to wider support they might need."
LGA responds to Transport Secretary funding announcement
“This funding is good news for local communities and will be most effective when it is directed through councils so that they can commission the essential transport services that many people rely on."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to £300 million test and trace announcement
Cllr Ian Hudspeth responds to the announcement of £300 million additional funding for local authorities to support the new test and trace service.
LGA responds to SAGE advice to reopen primary schools
"A clear national message is now needed from government about the safe return of children to schools and the scientific advice must be accessible for all parents to support efforts by schools and councils."
Remote council meetings: Swindon Borough Councils
Swindon Borough Council ordinarily held quarterly meetings of their Wider Management Team, which involved approximately 120 Directors, Heads of Service and Senior Managers coming together in face to face round table meetings. Working within the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings were no longer possible.
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our communities during COVID-19 - webinar, 21 May 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on homelessness and rough sleeping
"Councils want to take this opportunity to change the lives of our most vulnerable residents and stand ready to work with government on a national plan to move people into safe housing with access to wider support they might need"
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