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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
LGA responds to new modern slavery measures
"Modern slavery is abhorrent and councils across the country are working hard to help tackle it. This includes trying to eliminate it from their supply chains during the procurement process. This act will help councils to carry out this work."
Local government earnings and demography survey 2019-20 summary report
The Local Government Earnings and Demography Survey provides paybill and average pay rate information for all local government employees (excluding teachers) in England and Wales as well as examining the key characteristics of the workforce.
Local government earnings and demography survey 2019/20
The local government earnings and demography survey (LGEDS) 2019/20 provides paybill, average pay rate and demographic information for all local government employees (excluding teachers). The survey collects details of individual local government posts; the results presented below are based on around 450,000 posts.
Business Rates Review: call for evidence: Tranche One response, September 2020
On the high streets, footfall is down over 43 per cent compared to the same period last year. Before the pandemic, footfall had dropped over 10 per cent in the last 7 years. Internet sales had risen 21 per cent of all retail sales from 7 per cent a decade earlier and during the pandemic had jumped to nearly 33 per cent of all retail sales.
Strengthening the role of advocacy in making safeguarding personal
This briefing offers support to those who have duties to commission and arrange advocacy services and to the advocacy sector in its delivery, including in defining both advocacy and Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).
LGA responds to physical activity sector letter to the Prime Minister
“The LGA has been making the case for long-term funding to ensure leisure facilities can continue to provide vital services for low income communities."
Data for Local Outbreak Planning webinar- 25 August 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Remote council meetings: Newcastle City Council
As councils were forced to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, central government gave councils the ability to host formal council meetings fully remote. This has unlocked a new landscape for councils to engage with citizens and ensure decision making continues unhindered.
The drivers of collaboration
Delivering an effective response to coronavirus means collaboration between county and district councils is more important than ever.
Revised hospital discharge guidance – briefing for councils
This briefing summarises the key messages in the suite of documents published by Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) on 21 August 2020 to support the implementation of the revised discharge guidance.
Rutland County Council: Releasing Ministry of Defence surplus estate
In addition to the land released for around 3,000 housing units by 2032, the project will generate potential for £30 million in capital receipts, £1 billion in investment and the creation of more than 2,000 jobs by 2026/27.
London Borough of Waltham Forest: Town hall campus
One Public Estate has funded a dedicated project manager and has successfully brought together HMCTS and the council to align the interests of local and central government in the area, achieving the best local and national outcomes.
Greater Lincolnshire: Blue light wider estates programme
In 2017/18 the partnership received £30,000 of OPE funding to accelerate the co-location of EMAS into Louth Fire Station. This move has released three sites, generating savings that have kick-started the wider blue lights programme of work across the OPE partnership.
Southampton: Hospital sites optimisation
The RSH/WCH project being supported by One Public Estate will see a step-change improvement in the utilisation of land and buildings at both hospitals.
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