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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.
Hybrid Council Meetings
With the relaxation of lockdown we have received increased enquiries about the possibility of holding hybrid council meetings. We recognise that this is a fast moving constantly changing area requiring local determination to suit local circumstances.
Business and Planning Bill, House of Commons, 29 June 2020
LGA statement on beach safety and social distancing
“It would be a tragedy if our collective efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are undone in a way that leads to a resurgence of this deadly virus that puts further lives at risk.”
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on social care workers’ COVID-19 deaths
"These truly shocking statistics are another tragic reminder about the essential need for our vital social care workforce to be fully protected and equipped to look after themselves, as well as all the people of all ages they are supporting, and helping to keep safe and well."
Child poverty in the COVID-19 pandemic, 26 June 2020
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LGA responds to latest Test and Trace service figures
"Today’s figures show the service has not yet been able to reach a third of people who tested positive for COVID-19, whose contact details were unavailable or incorrect or where there has been no response to text, email and call reminders."
LGA responds to DfE school attendance figures
“Councils have a legal duty to ensure capacity but need powers to open new schools or direct academies to expand. This is the best way to ensure as many children as possible get the places they want.”
LGA responds to Business and Planning Bill to support reopening of hospitality sector
"It is vitally important that councils retain oversight of the activities allowed in their local areas so that they can manage different interests, including the need to contain COVID-19, accessibility issues, the interests of local residents and any competing demands between different businesses."
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