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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 Duchess of Cambridge research on early years
"The LGA has repeatedly raised concerns about the underfunding of the early entitlements, so it was good that extra funding was announced in the recent Spending Review. However, with many early years providers struggling due to COVID-19, it was disappointing that this was not a more significant and immediate investment to support providers during this unprecedented time."
LGA responds to NAO report on managing flood risk
“We urge Defra to act quickly on the NAO’s recommendation that they should to develop a clear understanding of whether flood risk management funding for local authorities is adequate to cover the level of flood risk individual authorities face and report on this each year starting from 2021/22."
LGA responds to 200 local contact tracing partnerships announcement
“It is great to see councils continue to take the lead to tackle the spread of COVID-19. More than 200 councils have now launched their own locally-supported contact tracing arrangements, which continue to reach the vast majority of complex cases assigned to them."
LGA responds to adult substance misuse treatment statistics
"The causes of substance misuse and finding solutions for it are complex, but we know the positive impact that adequate funding and early intervention can have."
Early Years Funding: EYPP, DAF, SENIF, 25 November 2020
Download presentations from Hempsall's, Lincolnshire County Council, Stockport Council and the London Borough of Bexley.
LGA responds to new tiers announcement
"Councils continue to lead local communities through this pandemic and will be working hard to ensure residents and businesses understand and are able to follow the rules they face."
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
National Graduate Development Programme 2020/21
National Graduate Development Programme 2020/21: council information pack
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