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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.
Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill, House of Commons, 23 October 2020
The LGA has significant concerns with the Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill which seeks to restrict the acquisition of land and property by councils outside their own boundaries. The Bill also seeks to limit local authorities’ investment in “commercial risk-taking enterprises” and limit council borrowing for non-core activities.
How Leicester rose to the challenge of the first local lockdown
Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health, Leicester City Council
#CouncilsCan Day is an online campaign highlighting the critical work of local government during the coronavirus pandemic.
LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
“It is hugely disappointing that councils will only get a one-year funding settlement for the third year in a row."
‘We have done it once, we can do it again’
Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council
LGA responds to Skills for Care workforce report
"Urgent action is needed for the care workforce including on pay, professionalisation, skills and training. We look forward to working with Skills for Care to help address this."
'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
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