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Coronavirus: information for councils
LG Futures work on impact of COVID-19 on the Collection Fund
LGA responds to Government 'Planning for the Future' proposal
LGA - Tougher licensing powers needed to crack down on COVID-19 safety breaches
Pubs and other licensed premises should be made to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines with councils given the powers to close down places where rules are being flouted.
LGA responds to home-to-school transport and bus funding
“The most effective way forward would be for the Government to give councils oversight of local bus services, so they can ensure effective targeting of any public funding"
Creative Places: how can councils support the creative economy? 5 August 2020
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Urgent investment needed to boost mental health recovery
Failure to urgently invest in mental health and other vital local services will undermine efforts to boost the country in the next phases of the pandemic, councils in England warn today.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LG Futures – assessing the financial impact of COVID-19 on tax collection
Both council tax and business rates income are collected by billing authorities and placed into a separate pot called the Collection Fund. Councils and other authorities are paid fixed amounts from the Collection Fund on the basis of the billing authorities’ forecast business rates income as at the start of the financial year. The timings or amounts of these payments cannot be revised within the year according to current regulations.
LGA responds to KPMG report on investment in bus services
“This report highlights the significant benefits of investing in buses so that these vital services, which have continued to be a lifeline for people in accessing vital services during the pandemic, don’t fall off a cliff edge."
Community health and care discharge and crisis care model: an investment in reablement
Supporting people at home (the ethos of Home First from hospital) and discharge to assess are approaches promoted through the COVID-19 Hospital Discharge Requirements first published in March 2020.
Childcare sufficiency and sustainability during the COVID-19 pandemic, Tuesday 28 July 2020
Childcare sufficiency and sustainability during the COVID-19 outbreak Chair: Stephanie Douglas, Head of Intervention and Localities, Doncaster Borough
Adult social care: seven principles for reform
Charting a way forward to ensure the very best local care and support in the future.
One year on from PM's pledge: social care needs a reset
We need a radical rethink of what we want social care to be and how we can help achieve it.
LGA responds to HCLG Committee report on social housing
“Housing must be a central part of the national recovery from coronavirus. Now is the time for a genuine renaissance in council house-building that reduces homelessness, gets rough sleepers off the streets for good, supports people’s wellbeing and is climate-friendly.”
Councils respond to obesity strategy
“Cost-effective prevention work by councils is critical to reducing the risk of people having their lives shortened by obesity-related conditions and tackling the stark health inequalities so ruthlessly exposed by this pandemic."
Alcohol and COVID-19: tackling problem drinking after lockdown, 27 July 2020
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