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Record numbers claiming council tax support
Coronavirus: information for councils
Save the date: #CouncilsCan Day 2020
LGA responds to review of people building their own homes
“Councils are committed to building homes with the right infrastructure that local communities need and are supportive of custom and self-build housing as one way of achieving that.
Teachers' pensions bulletin 71 - October 2020
Bulletin 71 reports on last month’s Advisory Group meeting; this includes useful information about end of year certificate process.
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.
Implementation Working Group agenda, 29 October 2020
Read the agenda.
'This is the ‘dreaded’ second wave'
Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council
Issues for local government resulting from the end of transition period
A summary of the current key issues for councils.
‘It feels like we are impotent at times – we need the power to do our jobs’
Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council
COVID-19: Early years childcare sufficiency and sustainability planning for Spring 2021, 22 October 2020
Download the presentations from this event.
‘Factory outbreak encapsulated challenge we face in containing virus’
Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health, Norfolk County Council
LGA statement on COVID-19 business grant scheme
"It is councils who are leading local efforts to support communities and businesses through this crisis."
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
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