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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.
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
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 Research Report - COVID-19 Workforce Survey - 1 July 2020
This is 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 sector is responding to COVID-19.
Good Practice Guide: Delivering Financial Hardship Support Schemes
Councils have put in place a range of support to alleviate financial hardship and support economically vulnerable households.
LGA responds to the Government’s return to school plan
"Councils want all children to return to school to continue with their education and we also want to work with the Government, education leaders and schools to make sure the national effort is a success."
Case study: Herefordshire Council - planning for recovery
We had just stepped out of emergency response mode when COVID-19 hit. As the flooding subsided and COVID-19 spread, Herefordshire Council took an early decision to relocate all staff out of its offices.
LGA responds to COVID-19 council funding package
“The further £500 million extra funding to help councils meet extra COVID-19 costs pressures is helpful but, in the context of the funding gap councils still face, substantial additional funding will be needed and we await further details on how this money will be distributed."
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