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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Next Generation impact survey 2018-19
This report focuses on the impact of the LGA’s Next Generation Programme.
Planning: Development Management – COVID-19 and beyond - 13 July 2020
Presentations from this webinar can be found here.
EU money which could help nation recover from COVID-19 risks going back to Brussels - LGA
More than £730 million in vital EU cash which could help local communities bounce back from COVID-19 risks going unspent and being sent back to Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of the year, councils warn today.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on council investments
“Councils continue to face significant extra cost pressures and huge income losses as a result of the pandemic. The Government’s commitment to fund a portion of lost income from fees and charges is a step in the right direction but does not cover full losses, nor does it extend to commercial income losses."
Business and Planning Bill, Committee Stage, House of Lords, 13 July 2020
Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 recovery options. The economic, social and environmental recovery our communities need will look different in different areas of the country and only a locally coordinated response will be effective.
Coronavirus: gyms and leisure centres to reopen - LGA statement
“It is great news that gyms and leisure centres can reopen, and many people will be hugely excited about being able to safely visit them again."
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, LGA Vice-President and Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, Leader, LGA Independent Group and Vice-Chair, LGA.
Sector-led improvement end of year report 2019-20
This end of year report highlights achievements from the Sector-led Improvement (SLI) programme for 2019/2020.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on future PPE supply
“We must be as prepared as possible if we are to continue supporting those who use and work in social care, while reducing the impact of this devastating disease.”
Spotlight on the councillor - 7 July
During this webinar we hear from a panel of councillors, on what they have done differently, innovatively and what they have learnt about their role as a community leader during COVID-19.
LGA responds to latest smoking habits figures
“Council public health teams work hard to help reduce smoking rates in their areas, alongside local charities and community groups, and it is testament to their efforts that smoking rates continue to fall."
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on coronavirus deaths
"Staff working in care homes and those providing care in people’s own homes have done an incredible job, in extremely challenging circumstances, to protect those they care for throughout this crisis."
Estimates day debate on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, House of Commons - 9 July 2020
Councils have shown leadership and supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local authorities and their essential workforce have worked hard to protect the most vulnerable within their communities, they have supported businesses and convened the voluntary sector to bring together communities, as well as continuing to deliver key services.
COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance
In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.
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