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£1 billion loss to local economies if COVID-19 grant schemes closed
Coronavirus: information for councils
A recovery and resilience planning package post-pandemic
Improving the private rented sector: A guide for councils
This toolkit is one of three publications produced by Housing Quality Network (HQN) for the Local Government Association (LGA) on helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
Improving the private rented sector: A toolkit for councils
One of three publications aimed at helping councils and their partners to improve standards in the private rented sector.
“Shutting the discretionary scheme would be a mistake by the Government at this time. Councils need more time and flexibility to ensure as many businesses can benefit from this funding."
Improving the private rented sector
Housing Quality Network (HQN) has been commissioned by the LGA to produce a good practice guide on the role of councils in improving the quality of the private rented sector.
Remote council meetings: Warwick District Council
Warwick District Council first broadcast a live Committee meeting on 7 May 2020. Having tested various products, we decided to use Microsoft Teams with live broadcast via YouTube.
Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars and vans
On 4 February 2020, the Prime Minister announced that Government is consulting on bringing forward the end to the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040 to 2035, or earlier if a faster transition appears feasible, as well as including hybrids for the first time.
Supporting the development of babies and young children during the COVID-19 outbreak - 23 July 2020
Reflections on responding to COVID-19 Maura Appleby, Principal Lead (Health) Stockport Family, Stockport Foundation Trust Health visiting during COVID
COVID-19 recovery communications: place leadership
Recovery and renewal needs place-led leadership and collaborative action.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Living with COVID-19: local clusters and outbreak control
As this next phase of the pandemic develops, it has become increasingly clear that local government will play a pivotal role in controlling the spread of the virus through effective local cluster and outbreak control.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Community engagement and local democracy
During the COVID-19 crisis, local authorities engaged with their communities at an unprecedented level.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Useful links
Guides, resources and further information
COVID-19 recovery communications: Working with partners
One positive side effect of the current COVID-19 crisis has been a renewed energy, purpose and commitment to partnership working.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Developing your strategy internally
How to engage members, senior staff and other colleagues.
COVID-19 recovery communications: Insight
During uncertain times, insight and an understanding of your residents’ hopes, fears and priorities is vital.
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