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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.
LGA responds to improvements in housing support for vulnerable people
"This is an important first step to addressing councils’ concerns about the quality, costs and oversight of some supported housing accommodation. We also look forward to seeing the detail of the pilot work."
The Devolution Hub
Bringing together information on devolution for the public and local authorities.
LGA responds to Carers UK report on support for unpaid carers
“Every part of the care and support sector is under intense pressure due to the current crisis and councils are doing all they can to support carers and those they care for through this."
Modern slavery in local government supply chains: transparency statement guidance and procedures
To accompany existing guidance on Modern Slavery transparency statements, this guide is aimed to give you practical advice on how to draft your first statement; what to include; where to publish it and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as well as offer some practical procedural suggestions when carrying out supply chain due diligence.
Universities and councils: partnership working towards net zero
The LGA has been working to partner universities with councils to explore ways of achieving their carbon emission targets.
Return to Work – Legal: Council Information Pack
Designed to support councils with the recruitment of legal professionals, this scheme will run a national recruitment drive on your authority’s behalf and give you the chance to connect with experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives.
Return to Work – Legal: Candidate Information Pack
Return to Work – Legal is one of four Return to Work initiatives developed by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Government Equalities Office (GEO).
Return to Work – Legal: Communications Toolkit for Stakeholders
In this guide you will find templates for multiple communication platforms to make sharing the scheme as simple as possible. Please feel free to tailor the examples to suit your area and organisation.
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