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Coronavirus: information for councils
Save the date: #CouncilsCan Day 2020
LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
LGA - Record numbers claiming council tax support
More than 2.5 million working age people across England claimed a discount on their council tax between April and June this year - the highest number since records began in 2015.
LGA responds to childhood obesity figures
“These latest figures are yet another reminder of the scale of the childhood obesity challenge we face and the need for urgent action and investment in public health in order to reverse this trend."
Very High Alert Level (Tier 3) Regulations
Enforcement advice for local authorities.
LGA responds to survey on impact of COVID-19 on nurseries and childminders
“It is essential that we have enough childcare places to support families to ensure the country can recover from COVID-19, both economically and socially."
LGA responds to government funding allocated for new homes for rough sleepers
"We urge government to temporarily remove the No Recourse to Public Funds condition. This would reduce public health risks and ease the pressure on homelessness services by enabling vulnerable people to access welfare benefits, who are currently unable to do so because of their immigration status."
Business Rates Review: call for evidence - Tranche Two response, October 2020
Local government needs a system that raises sufficient resources for local priorities in a way that is fair for residents and gives local politicians all the tools they need to be the leaders of their communities. For councils, it is also important that the tax system, including business rates, provides as much certainty as possible.
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
Circular EMP - 5 - 20 - PSC pay 2020
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org POLICE STAFF COUNCIL (PSC) EMPLOYERS’ SIDE To: Force Personnel/HR Manager/Payroll Manager Cc: Police and Crime
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.
Climate action: energy
How are we integrating sustainability and resilience into energy plans?
Building a better railway for the future – webinar, 16 October 2020
Building a better railway for the future webinar - questions and answers Helen McAllister, Strategy & Planning Director (Wales, West & FNPO), Network
LGA responds to NAO broadband roll-out report
"The Government should use the upcoming Spending Review as an opportunity to empower councils to place a local digital champion in every local area to help facilitate delivery and support providers to install gigabit-capable broadband as quickly as possible."
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