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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
LGA responds to latest Test and Trace figures
"Everybody has to play their part in helping to get this pandemic under control. It is good that the NHS Test and Trace system is reaching the majority of those who tested positive and who are passing on details of their close contacts, but it is still concerning that nearly 20 per cent of positive cases cannot be found."
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - views from the business sector
This webinar will be an opportunity to hear from the business sector looking at how we speed up the recovery in the UK and the importance of local government.
Spotlight on Sector-led Improvement - 8 July
How does the LGA’s offer of support need to adapt over the next decade in a post-COVID world? Join a lively debate and discussion on the future of sector-led improvement.
Coronavirus: recovery and renewal panels launched for councils
Councils across the country can now access a newly developed remote support offer to enable them to test plans for recovery and renewal.
Summer Economic Update: LGA response
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to the Summer Economic Update announced by the Chancellor.
LGA submission to DfT’s Future of transport regulatory review, 3 July 2020
The LGA has responded to the Government’s regulatory review on the future of transport technology. We have responded to the questions that cover the overall policy and regulatory framework for councils.
Supporting employees on domestic abuse
We have resources for local authorities to support those employees who they know, or fear, may be experiencing domestic abuse.
LGA responds to tourism funding announcement
“We are pleased that the Government recognises the important role that tourism plays in boosting the UK economy and that it has provided this much needed funding."
The Domestic Abuse Bill Report Stage and 3rd Reading, House of Commons, 6 July 2020
The Domestic Abuse Bill introduces important measures which will help to raise awareness of domestic abuse and will go some way to providing additional support to domestic abuse victims and helping to challenge perpetrator’s behaviour. It is a positive step in the right direction.
LGA responds to ONS figures on coronavirus care homes deaths
"Nearly a third of all deaths in care homes involved coronavirus and we need to do all we can to keep drastically reducing this. The Government’s announcement today of regular testing of care home residents and staff will help with preventing the spread of infection, but we must remain vigilant."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to publication of Pillar 2 testing data
“The most important thing is that the public and those working on the frontline get a complete picture of the impact this virus has had in our neighbourhoods and in our communities."
Business and Planning Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 6 July 2020
Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 recovery options. The economic, social and environmental recovery our communities need will look different in different areas of the country and only a locally coordinated response will be effective.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Simon Clarke MP | 3 July 2020
Hear from Simon Clarke MP, Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government and Cllr Izzi Seccombe OBE, Leader, LGA Conservative Group and Vice-Chairman, LGA.
LGA Research Report - COVID-19 Workforce Survey - 1 July 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
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