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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
“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.
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.
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.
LGA responds to Children's Society report
“The Government needs to use the forthcoming Spending Review to ensure councils have long-term, sustainable funding to invest in preventative, universal and early help services so children, young people and families receive the practical, emotional, educational and mental health support they need, as soon as they need it.”
Vast majority of councils say sector-led improvement is right approach
The vast majority of councils say that the LGA’s sector-led improvement is the right approach, according to an independent report.
An Independent Evaluation of Sector-Led Improvement in Local Government
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the complete SLI programme, delivered by the LGA.
Evaluation of the LGA Sector Led Improvement programme for Children’s Services
Findings of the evaluation, undertaken by Shared Intelligence, of the Children’s Services SLI Programme delivered by the LGA.
Sector-led improvement: reviews
The vast majority of councils say that the SLI is the right approach to improvement within local government.
LGA responds to health foundation report on social care during coronavirus
Social care deserves parity of esteem with the NHS and this needs to be backed up by a genuine, long-term and sustainable funding settlement for adult social care, which we have been calling for long before the current crisis.
LGA responds to shelter research on private renting parents
Cllr David Renard, LGA housing spokesman, responds to research from Shelter showing that nearly one in five (17 per cent) private renting parents – equivalent to 458,000 adults - are now more concerned their family will become homeless as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.
LGA responds to culture funding announcement
“This emergency support for our cultural and creative sectors is positive and a vote of confidence in their contribution to society, our economy, and our standing in the world."
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