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LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Next Generation impact survey 2018-19
This report focuses on the impact of the LGA’s Next Generation Programme.
Planning: Development Management – COVID-19 and beyond - 13 July 2020
Presentations from this webinar can be found here.
EU money which could help nation recover from COVID-19 risks going back to Brussels - LGA
More than £730 million in vital EU cash which could help local communities bounce back from COVID-19 risks going unspent and being sent back to Brussels if the funding is not allocated by the Government before the end of the year, councils warn today.
LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on council investments
“Councils continue to face significant extra cost pressures and huge income losses as a result of the pandemic. The Government’s commitment to fund a portion of lost income from fees and charges is a step in the right direction but does not cover full losses, nor does it extend to commercial income losses."
Business and Planning Bill, Committee Stage, House of Lords, 13 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.
Coronavirus: gyms and leisure centres to reopen - LGA statement
“It is great news that gyms and leisure centres can reopen, and many people will be hugely excited about being able to safely visit them again."
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Ed Davey MP | 7 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group.
First responder training for councils and other organisations
Guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers
"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery
“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."
Estimates Day, Department for Education: Closing the disadvantage gap and support for left behind children, House of Commons, 7 July 2020
Councils are concerned about additional vulnerabilities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes more families living in poverty; mental health issues amongst both children and parents; increasing domestic abuse; and increasing substance misuse issues. In particular, councils are concerned that falling referrals to children’s social care following the partial closure of schools means that children are experiencing ‘hidden harm’.
LGA responds to Government's arts funding announcement
“It is great that the Government has recognised the importance of culture to the social fabric of our nation by announcing this funding which will be a lifeline to many theatres, galleries and museums which have been severely impacted by coronavirus."
Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champions Network
The LGA’s Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champions Network is designed to bring together elected representatives who are responsible for diversity and inclusion issues on their fire and rescue authorities to develop skills to challenge their services to improve in this area.
Terms of reference of the LGA Fire Diversity and Inclusion Champion Network (the “Network”)
Vision for the service
To create a fully inclusive and diverse fire and rescue service where the workforce reflects the community it serves, where
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