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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.
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."
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:
Directors of public health from across the country talk about the local response to COVID-19.
Coronavirus: half a million shoddy face masks among surge in virus-related scams and illegal goods reported to councils
Some councils have recorded a 40 per cent increase in reported scams since the start of the COVID-19 emergency.
Councils lead local VE Day 75th anniversary celebrations
Councils across the country are helping residents find new ways to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day today.
General debate: COVID-19, House of Commons, 11 May 2020
The crisis has shown how vital councils are in leading the response to a national emergency. National government has rightly recognised this work and it is vital that councils continue to get further support from the Treasury and adequate funding to ensure their financial position remains viable.
Remote council meetings: City of York Council
During the COVID-19 crisis, councils have been forced to shift communications online and interact with the public in very different ways.
Remote council meetings: Kirklees Council
Kirklees Council held their first ever virtual council meeting on 1 May 2020 bringing together Microsoft Teams Live Events and streaming partner Civico.
COVID-19: Mobile caterers and street trading
The Local Government Association (LGA) has been approached by the National Caterers Association (NCASS) asking for councils to take a flexible approach regarding the operation of mobile caterers, many of whom fall outside the scope of various business support schemes established by the Government.
Coronavirus: LGA warns leisure providers falling between support packages
Leisure providers which provide vital sport and cultural services for communities are facing crisis point without access to emergency government funding or support, the Local Government Association warns today.
LGA responds to £6.5 million fund to tackle youth violence
“This fund will help support youth services so that essential cost-effective prevention and early intervention work can help make the necessary step-change to tackle serious violent crime, including county lines activity and knife crime."
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