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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
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."
Reopening Westminster’s hospitality sector
The challenges in reopening hospitality in Westminster are very similar to those faced by local authorities across the country. This case study summarises how Westminster Council responded to these challenges in a coordinated way.
LGA responds to AA analysis of parking income
'Councils continue to work all day and night to support communities through the COVID-19 crisis but have faced extra cost pressures and significant income losses as a result, as this survey highlights.'
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.
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
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."
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