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Spending Review 2020: On-the-Day Briefing
LGA responds to Spending Review
Homelessness and temporary accommodation, House of Commons, 2 December 2020
In the longer term the LGA is calling for a shift towards investing in homelessness prevention measures. This includes maintaining increased support through the mainstream benefits system, increased protection for private renters, and a commitment across government to a programme of homelessness prevention.
Coventry City Council: Community engagement the Coventry way
In the summer, Coventry City Council launched a community-led response to communications and messaging around Covid-19 that’s seen the development of more than 200 community champions across the city
LGA responds to Health Foundation report on the future of public health
“Councils want to play their full part in the future of public health. This pandemic has proven the value of local knowledge and leaders, supported by regional and national coordination. The Government should use this opportunity to strengthen public health and improve integration across health and care, backed up by necessary funding."
LGA responds to new government funding to support schools during pandemic
“Unless this funding is made more long-term and less restrictive, more schools may have to close after having spent their budgets on supply teachers, which will only serve to exacerbate growing attainment gaps.”
LGA – COVID-19 has devastated councils’ park services
Parks proved to be a lifeline for local communities during the COVID-19 crisis but the pandemic has had a devastating impact on councils’ park services, the Local Government Association sets out today.
Parks fit for the future
Our local parks have been lifelines during the national lockdowns. However, whilst they remained open, the pandemic has had a devastating impact on council parks services and income generation. Now, we must ensure we invest so they are fit for the future and enjoyed by communities.
Irrecoverable losses on income generating contracts, 27 November 2020
Download presentations from Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils and Canterbury City Council.
Re-Thinking the Workplace - 27 November
Rob Huntington, Assistant Chief Executive, St Helens Council Dan Lucy, Principal Research Fellow, The Institute of Employment Studies Kim Smith, Chief
Advisory Bulletin 685 - November 2020
Financing Green Ambitions - Full report
This guide looks at some of these sources of funding, as well as green loans, community municipal bonds and more and how they might apply to different types of projects.
Financing green ambitions: a practical guide for councils
LGA responds to Duchess of Cambridge research on early years
"The LGA has repeatedly raised concerns about the underfunding of the early entitlements, so it was good that extra funding was announced in the recent Spending Review. However, with many early years providers struggling due to COVID-19, it was disappointing that this was not a more significant and immediate investment to support providers during this unprecedented time."
LGA responds to NAO report on managing flood risk
“We urge Defra to act quickly on the NAO’s recommendation that they should to develop a clear understanding of whether flood risk management funding for local authorities is adequate to cover the level of flood risk individual authorities face and report on this each year starting from 2021/22."
LGA responds to 200 local contact tracing partnerships announcement
“It is great to see councils continue to take the lead to tackle the spread of COVID-19. More than 200 councils have now launched their own locally-supported contact tracing arrangements, which continue to reach the vast majority of complex cases assigned to them."
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