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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.
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