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Coronavirus: information for councils
Behavioural Insights Programme 2020
Have your say on the future of sector-led improvement
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The reopening of universities: supporting councils with the implications for local areas
David Regan, Director of Public Health and Sarah Doran, Consultant in Public Health, Manchester City Council Joy Evans, Strategic Manager – Outbreak
Local Outbreaks and Living with COVID-19 - 28 September 2020
Andrea Newman, Director of Communications and Engagement, Surrey County Council Andrea Sturgess, Head of Communications and Engagement, Blackburn with
Fire Safety Bill: Second Reading, House of Lords, Thursday 1 October 2020
We welcome the introduction of the Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and hope it will be an important step in the right direction. We are concerned about some of the practicalities of the Bill, how it aligns with the building safety proposals the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) is preparing, and the costs it may impose on councils and other building owners.
LGA launches Return to Work campaigns to support professionals back into work
Three Return to Work campaigns – focusing on ICT, planning and legal – will identify and provide skilled professionals with free training or resources, so they can restart their highly-valued roles and support councils with their COVID-19 recovery strategies.
Non-Domestic Rating (Lists) (No.2) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 30 September 2020
We welcome closer working between the VOA and local authorities. This must be accompanied by measures to significantly reduce the backlog of appeals. The VOA and councils must receive additional funding to implement these changes.
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Negotiating the delivery of gypsy and traveller sites through local planning
Everyone has a right to a decent home, and not everyone’s housing needs are the same. The provision of pitches for Gypsies and Travellers is just another form of housing that is needed by a specific part of the community.
Exit payment reform webinar, 23 September 2020
Difference and inclusion: building a ‘how to’ toolkit, 23 September 2020
What is difference and inclusion - Dr Kul Verma, Director, Deep Insight Limited In the webinar, Dr Verma referred to a research study undertaken by
Councils driving access to affordable finance, 16 September 2020
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