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Coronavirus: information for councils
Save the date: #CouncilsCan Day 2020
LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
LGA responds to CQC report on use of restraint, prolonged seclusion and segregation
“The forthcoming Spending Review is an opportunity to increase investment in community care settings for people with a learning disability and/or autism, who may also have a mental health condition, and to move towards putting social care on a long-term sustainable footing."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to further details around £1 billion COVID-19 funding for councils
"This much-needed support is helpful but significant challenges remain."
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on social care funding and workforce
“This helpful report reinforces our calls for a long-term, sustainable funding solution for adult social care"
Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill, House of Commons, 23 October 2020
The LGA has significant concerns with the Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill which seeks to restrict the acquisition of land and property by councils outside their own boundaries. The Bill also seeks to limit local authorities’ investment in “commercial risk-taking enterprises” and limit council borrowing for non-core activities.
How Leicester rose to the challenge of the first local lockdown
Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health, Leicester City Council
Modern slavery in local government supply chains: transparency statement guidance and procedures
To accompany existing guidance on Modern Slavery transparency statements, this guide is aimed to give you practical advice on how to draft your first statement; what to include; where to publish it and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as well as offer some practical procedural suggestions when carrying out supply chain due diligence.
Return to Work – Legal: Council Information Pack
Designed to support councils with the recruitment of legal professionals, this scheme will run a national recruitment drive on your authority’s behalf and give you the chance to connect with experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives.
Return to Work – Legal: Candidate Information Pack
Return to Work – Legal is one of four Return to Work initiatives developed by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Government Equalities Office (GEO).
Return to Work – Legal: Communications Toolkit for Stakeholders
In this guide you will find templates for multiple communication platforms to make sharing the scheme as simple as possible. Please feel free to tailor the examples to suit your area and organisation.
Return to Work – Legal: Communications Toolkit for Councils
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LGA – Surge in lockdown recycling collection
Eight in 10 councils saw an increase in the amount of recycling being collected since the outbreak and national lockdown.
Black History Month briefing, House of Commons, 20 October 2020
At the LGA we will be helping to celebrate and honour the accomplishments of black Britons by sharing councillor perspectives on the importance of Black History Month and the vital contributions of black councillors to our local communities.
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