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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
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 responds to launch of second phase of independent review into drugs misuse
"Working with government alongside local NHS, community groups and other partners, councils want to ensure everyone gets the support they need wherever possible."
Spotlight on Learning Through Crisis webinar, 30 June 2020
Download the presentations from this webinar.
Spotlight on Green Reset webinar, 1 July 2020
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Keir Starmer MP | 1 July 2020
Hear from Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Labour Party,and Cllr Nick Forbes CBE, Leader, LGA Labour Group and Senior Vice-Chair, LGA.
Re-thinking local: webinar recordings
How can our local areas support the country’s economic, cultural and environmental regeneration and recovery during and beyond COVID-19?
LGA analysis: COVID-19 council funding gap widens to £7.4 billion
The Local Government Association is calling for the Government to urgently bring forward details of its comprehensive plan to ensure the financial sustainability of councils this year and next.
Re-thinking local: executive summary
As we begin to look forward and rebuild, we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not just recover but to go even further.
LGA responds to Prime Minister's plan to rebuild UK
"Planning powers must also remain at a local level, to enable councils to deliver resilient, prosperous places that meet the needs of their communities."
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