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Coronavirus: information for councils
Lessons learned in communicating devolution
New housing targets 'jeopardise any ambition to level-up country
LGA responds to social care winter plan and COVID-19 taskforce report
“Free supplies of PPE is good and the right distribution needs to be in place to make sure supplies reach the frontline on time. Councils and providers should also be compensated for PPE already purchased for COVID-19 to date. These measures should be backed up by ensuring everyone in the community who needs a test can get one."
LGA: more than two million homes without a working smoke alarm
Autumn poses a potentially greater fire risk as this is when people typically start to use heaters and open fires.
Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payments Regulations 2020
The timing of these regulations presents a major issue both for councils and for employees.
Healthy and productive ageing: ensuring a good later life for us all, 17 September 2020
Download presentations from Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Director of the Optimal Ageing Programme, and Dr Alison Giles, Associate Director for Healthy Ageing at the Centre for Ageing Better.
Integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy: LGA response
This is a wide-ranging review covering a range of issues linked to the UK’s role and standing in the modern world. While the LGA is only responding to the review questions that directly link to the work of councils, in an interconnected and globalised world, these wider issues are also highly relevant to councils and their residents, too.
LGA responds to extra £546m infection control social care funding
“We are pleased the Government has accepted the calls from councils and care providers for this funding to be extended, as we head into the winter period and face the possibility of a potential second wave of infections."
Creating great places to live, work and play, 8 September 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
Hospitals (Parking Charges and Business Rates) Bill, House of Commons, Second Reading, 11 September 2020
Business rates account for around a quarter of all council spending power. Money raised is used to pay for vital local services, such as caring for older and disabled people, protecting children, fixing potholes and collecting bins.
Lord Jim O'Neill of Gatley - Vice Chair of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and Former Commercial Secretary to the Treasury
This article forms part of the LGA's Re-thinking local think piece series.
COVID-19 Workforce survey research report, 8 September 2020
This 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 local government sector is responding to COVID-19.
LGA responds to Affordable Homes Programme announcement
“With more than one million households on council housing waiting lists, it is vital that we build more housing for social rent, and we look forward to seeing more clarity around how this will be delivered."
General Assembly agenda and voting form
General Assembly 2020
In view of regulations to prevent the spread of Covid-19, and in line with the new Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 Schedule 14, this year
September 2020: Help your staff avoid tax avoidance
In our guest blog, the HMRC explains what employers can do to be more aware of tax avoidance schemes and explains how this new approach will help individuals caught up in these schemes to better understand the risks they face.
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