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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.
'Why the polarised nature of debate worries me'
Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health, Gateshead Council
Police staff pay 2020 - EMP circular 5/2020
To: Police and Crime Commissioner (copy Chief Exec &Treasurer) Chief Constables (copy Force Personnel/HR Manager/Payroll Manager) cc: PSC Members
LGA responds to improvements in housing support for vulnerable people
"This is an important first step to addressing councils’ concerns about the quality, costs and oversight of some supported housing accommodation. We also look forward to seeing the detail of the pilot work."
LGA responds to Carers UK report on support for unpaid carers
“Every part of the care and support sector is under intense pressure due to the current crisis and councils are doing all they can to support carers and those they care for through this."
The Devolution Hub
Bringing together information on devolution for the public and local authorities.
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).
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