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Coronavirus: LGA responds to new waste service guidance
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Coronavirus: information for councils
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA: Councils need urgent and sustainable PPE supply
"It is vital that even more of this vital protective equipment is available to those who need it, including our valuable social care staff and others providing essential local services."
Approaches to managing licensing and related issues during the COVID-19 pandemic
This note provides a summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with the Local Government Association (LGA) and outlines how these could be managed based on a set of key principles and examples of what councils have already advised us they are doing in response.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Internal communications
As we adjust to a different world, internal communications has never been more important. From ensuring colleagues can work from home and keeping staff updated on developments to ensuring that their wellbeing and mental health is supported, there’s a lot going on for internal communications and employee engagement teams.
"As this new guidance rightly recognises, decisions on waste and recycling services must always be based on local circumstances."
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Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: February 2020
Tackling labour abuse and modern slavery in the hand car wash sector
It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.
LGA workforce update: job retention scheme
The lastest workforce update in regards to the job retention scheme (furloughing).
LGA responds to Sport England funding support package
“We urge Sport England to work with the Government to also secure grant funding for these organisations."
Coronavirus (COVID-19) communications support and templates: Culture, leisure and libraries
Whilst some services run by councils, including libraries, museums and leisure centres have been forced to close their doors as we tackle COVID-19, that doesn’t mean councils have forgotten the valuable role they play in our daily lives.
Please find on the right hand side our publication which provides a summary of issues councils’ licensing teams and others have raised with us and
COVID-19: vulnerable groups and volunteering
Information and guidance for vulnerable groups and volunteers.
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