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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.
Opposition Day Debate: Local contact tracing, House of Commons, 14 October 2020
The most recent test and trace figures prove again that councils’ public health teams, with their unique expertise and understanding of their communities, have more success in reaching complex close contacts of positive cases, where NHS Test and Trace has been unable to do so.
LGA responds to new guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable
“To help deliver this again in the second wave, councils need the necessary funding, data, information and personnel on the ground to inform and support their communities, alongside effective testing and contact tracing."
LGA responds to education secretary's speech on adoption
"We call on the Government to use the forthcoming Spending Review to fully resource children’s social care to ensure every child can be found a loving, stable home, whatever their needs.”
LGA responds to PM COVID-19 alert level announcement
Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, responds to details about COVID-19 alert levels announced by the Prime Minister.
LGA Digital Connectivity applications now open
“The Digital Connectivity programme, which is part of our sector-led improvement offer, is helping all councils to provide vital services for residents who don’t have access or confidence to use digital platforms."
LGA responds to government announcement on 2021 school exam dates
"Equality of access to laptops and the internet for online learning have been an issue for pupils, while the closure of schools will have an impact on all children."
Changes to local authority powers and duties
Health protection, adoption and fostering, early years, children’s homes and postponed elections resulting from Coronavirus Regulations 2020
What does the future of commercial activity look like post COVID-19?, 13 October 2020
The resilience of the local authority brand - Deborah King, Managing Director, Noodle London Rethinking strategy during market instability - Professor
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