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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.
LGA responds to latest test and trace figures
“If we are to prevent this second wave from escalating further, we need the system to meet the recommended 80 per cent benchmark if it is to have any chance of success."
Local economies and communities
Local government and the communities and economies that they represent, will need to react quickly to changing economic
Councillor Sarah Rouse
My advice for anyone considering standing would be just do it.
Post-EU exit, where UK already has the ability to deliver change
We still await a consultation and detail of the domestic replacement for EU funding. There has now been confirmation
Councillor Anntoinette Bramble
The most important thing if you’re going to stand is to be a strong advocate for your community.
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."
Councillor Suzanne Nuri-Nixon
If you live in a community, you have a chance to make it representative, and stand up for those who can’t.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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