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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
LGA green webinars
The LGA is delivering a green webinar series.
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:
Remote council meetings: Swindon Borough Councils
Swindon Borough Council ordinarily held quarterly meetings of their Wider Management Team, which involved approximately 120 Directors, Heads of Service and Senior Managers coming together in face to face round table meetings. Working within the restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, these meetings were no longer possible.
Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our communities during COVID-19 - webinar, 21 May 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on homelessness and rough sleeping
"Councils want to take this opportunity to change the lives of our most vulnerable residents and stand ready to work with government on a national plan to move people into safe housing with access to wider support they might need"
HM Treasury Public Works Loans Board, future lending terms, response to the consultation from Local Government Association May 2020
The consultation paper was issued before strict measures were implemented to address the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the financial environment for local government has changed so profoundly that we cannot overlook the issue.
LGA: New cultural taskforce risks losing local voice on renewal
Excluding councils from the Government’s newly created Cultural Renewal Taskforce removes the local voice on cultural renewal, the Local Government Association warns.
Loneliness, social isolation and COVID-19: practical advice
The LGA and ADPH have jointly produced this practical advice for Directors of Public Health and others leading the response to the loneliness and social isolation issues arising from COVID-19.
Remote council meetings: Lichfield District Council
At first, Democratic Services, working with the IT team, tested a number of potential software providers and decided upon Zoom US due to the consistent quality, ease of use and favourable functionality. It also helped that many of our Members were already familiar with this platform in their private lives.
LGA responds to Money Advice Trust council tax report
"Councils continue to lead local efforts to beat this disease but are facing increased cost and demand pressures at the same time as experiencing a significant drop in income."
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