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Spending Review 2020: On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to Spending Review
LGA – COVID-19 has devastated councils’ park services
Parks proved to be a lifeline for local communities during the COVID-19 crisis but the pandemic has had a devastating impact on councils’ park services, the Local Government Association sets out today.
Parks fit for the future
Our local parks have been lifelines during the national lockdowns. However, whilst they remained open, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on council parks services and income generation. Now, we must ensure we invest so they are fit for the future and enjoyed by communities.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks 2020-21 - case study key findings
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parks proved their status as lifelines for local communities. The loss of external income due to the closure of income generating facilities in parks and the loss of in kind volunteer contributions have left parks services in a vulnerable state.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Leeds City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the parks service at Leeds City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Nottingham City Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on the parks service at Nottingham City Council.
Financial impact of COVID-19 on parks and green spaces - Rugby Borough Council
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the parks service at Rugby Borough Council.
LGA responds to weekly testing of homecare workers
"Homecare workers have not been able to access the same level of testing as their colleagues working in care homes, so this announcement should redress this balance. The further rollout of these tests to live-in carers and personal assistants also needs to happen as quickly as possible."
Adequacy of funding for local authorities during the COVID-19 outbreak, House of Commons, 24 November 2020
Taking into account the grant support received so far, and assuming that the income guarantee scheme parameters will compensate councils for around £1 billion of lost non-tax income, the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimate there is still an unfunded overall pressure of £1.1 billion in 2020/21 that councils will be forced to absorb unless further funding is announced.
Decarbonisation of Transport - Travelling less and the role of online opportunities, Tuesday 24 November 2020
View the presentation slides and resources from this webinar.
Unlocking the Power of Football Investment webinar, 19 November 2020
Download presentations from Martin Glenn, Chairman, Football Foundation; Cllr Louise Gittins, Leader, Cheshire West & Cheshire Council; and Victoria French, Assistant Director Culture and Events at Sunderland City Council.
LGA responds to reports of public sector pay freeze
“It is critical that that the Government uses the Spending Review to provide significant investment so councils can continue to support their employees as much as possible and recruit and retain the staff needed to provide the local services that are delivered every day by our hard-working staff, alongside care workers and NHS colleagues.”
Suggested steps for increased localisation of testing and tracing, 20 November 2020
The information contained in this briefing draws on a wide range of feedback from councils.
NJC for brigade managers - pay award 2020
Employers’ Secretary, Naomi Cooke 18 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ Telephone 020 7664 3000 e-mail: email@example.com Staff Side Secretary
LGA responds to latest weekly test and trace figures
“It remains extremely worrying that with infection rates and deaths from coronavirus continuing to increase during this lockdown, the test and trace system is still only picking up six out of every ten contacts of people who tested positive."
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