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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Remote council meetings: Warwick District Council
Warwick District Council first broadcast a live Committee meeting on 7 May 2020. Having tested various products, we decided to use Microsoft Teams with live broadcast via YouTube.
Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans
On 4 February 2020, the Prime Minister announced that Government is consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time.
Re-thinking local: think piece series
Read the thoughts of stakeholders, think tanks and opinion formers on the future of local as we look forward and rebuild from the pandemic.
Martin Routledge, Social Care Future
'Great social care needs to be relevant and important to everyone in a locality by contributing to local wellbeing and prosperity.'
#CouncilsCan: a local response to a global pandemic
Councils across the country have stepped up to an unprecedented challenge.
Re-thinking local: our offers and asks
Government must offer the broadest vision possible in its upcoming Devolution White Paper, and present a localist Spending Review with place-based budgets.
Rob Walsh - Chief Executive, North East Lincs Council / NHS North East Lincs CCG
How do we combine our efforts, capacity and resources to best contribute to and facilitate local economic growth, strengthen community resilience and place the wider determinants of health very much at the heart of our joint agenda?
Sally Warren - Director of Policy, The King’s Fund
People want individual services to be better joined up, so a person’s multiple needs are met in a way that makes sense for their lives, and not just what makes sense for statutory bodies.
Melanie Rees, Head of Policy and External Affairs at the Chartered Institute of Housing
'Meeting the current and future housing needs of our population should be a huge priority but we are failing to provide anywhere near the number of homes needed each year to meet existing and newly-emerging need.'
Emily Auckland - UKSSD Network Director
As we start to plan how we can ‘build back better’, we have a perfect opportunity to work with our partners to develop a plan for a better future for everyone – and Sustainable Development Goals can help us get there.
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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.