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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA: certainty needed over ongoing COVID-19 funding for vital local services
Public health on the frontline: responding to COVID-19
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.
Severe Weather Impacts Monitoring System (SWIMS)
SWIMS is a decision-support and data collection tool for Kent’s public-sector services to record and monitor the impacts from, responses to, and resulting financial cost of severe weather events.
Kent and Medway Climate Change Risk and Impact Assessment
In 2019, Kent County Council commissioned JBA Consultants to undertake an assessment of the priority risks and impacts climate change will have on six key sectors in Kent and Medway, resulting in the Climate Change Risk and Impact Assessment (CCRIA).
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on care sector coronavirus deaths
“Social care is on the frontline in the fight against coronavirus."
Coronavirus: councils issue beach safety warning
People are being urged to think carefully before considering travelling to a beach this weekend and to check it is open and safe to visit.
Coronavirus: councils need powers to close schools with new clusters of COVID-19
“The safety of staff, parents and families is absolutely paramount."
LGA responds to £1.7 billion local roads repairs announcement
Cllr David Renard responds to the Transport Secretary’s announcement of a £1.7 billion investment into repairing local roads to improve journeys for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Key questions and issues for finance portfolio holders during the COVID-19 pandemic
This paper seeks to outline and discuss key strategic issues that elected members, particularly those in finance and wider leadership positions, should consider.
Councillor guidance on emergency response structures
This short note has been produced as a supplement to our earlier Local Government Association (LGA) councillor guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak and sits alongside our new COVID-19 workbook for leaders and cabinet members.
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