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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.
COVID-19 workforce survey research report, week ending 18 September 2020
This is report is part of a series of bi-weekly surveys of all councils in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19.
LGA responds to latest Test and Trace figure
“Rising coronavirus cases across the country mean that we all now, more than ever, have a responsibility to get ourselves tested when needed and for sharing our contacts on request.
LGA - Restore £1.7 billion early intervention funding ahead of surge in children’s services demand
The LGA said councils are bracing themselves for a rise in referrals for support that would have normally been made when children were being seen regularly by social workers and health workers.
A child-centred recovery – where all young people can thrive
We need to put children and young people at the heart of our plans to rebuild our communities and create a better future. Creating those opportunities and brighter futures will need Government investment to support the increased demand for local council services for families and children as we rebuild our road to recovery.
Spreading collection fund deficits
A paper by MHCLG
Decarbonisation of Transport - Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles, 14 October 2020
Accelerating the uptake of electric vehicles
Professor Jillian Anable, Chair in Transport and Energy, University of Leeds
LG Inform - Age UK: easy access to key data sources
The LGA and Age UK are working collaboratively to determine how the LG Inform software applications and data services (offered by the LGA to local authorities) could be used to benefit a not for profit (NFP) organisation.
Michael Wood, Head of Health Economic Partnerships, NHS Confederation
For many of us the high street has been something of a salvation over the past six months in particular, the place where the changing picture of the government’s COVID-19 response has been most vividly illustrated.
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