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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.
Local Government Delivery Council (LGDC)
The Local Government Delivery Council (LGDC) was established in late 2007, under the auspices of the Local Government Association, in order to provide leadership across the sector on the service transformation agenda.
LGA Pay Ref Circular, 24 September 2020
The Department for Education (DfE) has now published the 2020 School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).
Decarbonisation of Transport: Getting your carbon ambition right, 22 September 2020
Download the presentation slides.
COVID-19: LGA responds to new package to encourage more to self-isolate
“Councils have led the way in supporting residents and businesses through this crisis and will keep playing their part to support the national effort."
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
The role of scrutiny in climate change programmes: scoping and designing effective reviews (AM session), 18 September 2020
Download presentations from Cllr Clyde Loake, Deputy Chair, LGA’s Environment Board; Thomas Knowland, Head of Sustainable Energy and Climate Change, Leeds City Council; and Kate Grigg, Senior Research Officer, Centre for Governance and Scrutiny.
Scrutinising climate action: who, when and how (PM session), 18 September 2020
Download presentations from Roslyn Tidman, Overview and Scrutiny Officer, Milton Keynes Council, and Councillor Susan Juned, Susan Juned, Chair of the Climate Emergency Task and Finish Group, Stratford District Council and Member of the Future Urban Living Policy Commission, University of Birmingham.
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