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Reorientation of services, functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council
At the end of March 2020, early into the pandemic, Gateshead Council formed a Covid Economic Response Group, with workstreams on people, businesses, capital projects, stakeholders, and innovation.
Service reorientation - London Borough of Waltham Forest
The strategy intended to boost the take-up of apprenticeships, encourage living wages with businesses, tackle unemployment and in-work poverty, and create good jobs for everyone.
Working as an aligned and responsive employment and skills partnership - Tees Valley Combined Authority
“We have used our powers to relax skills and employment funding rules and funding profiles for both businesses and providers – focused on areas of immediate need."
Reorientation of services and functions, collaborations and working with employment and skills ecology - Kirklees Council
In response to the pandemic, Kirklees Council has fundamentally and rapidly reassessed their approach to supporting their local businesses and residents
Borough partnerships and sector diversification - Hounslow Council
One of the key elements of HC’s response to the pandemic has been looking at how they can support a more balanced economy in the medium and long term—encouraging new businesses into the borough and upskilling residents to move communities into work.
Core Code of Ethics Guidance
This guidance document demonstrates the actions that a fire and rescue service (FRS) should ensure at an individual, management and strategic level aid interpretation, support implementation and embed the Core Code of Ethics effectively.
CIPFA Treasury Management in the Public Services: Code of Practice and Cross-Sectoral Guidance Notes. LGA consultation response.
The Treasury Management Code of Practice (“Treasury Management Code”) was introduced in 2001/02. Local authorities are required to “have regard” to the code in setting up and approving their Treasury Management arrangements.
Prudential Code for Capital Finance in Local Authorities: LGA Consultation Response
The changes in the 2003 Local Government Act and 2003 Capital Finance Regulations that introduced the Prudential Code were a major step in freeing local government from centrally imposed borrowing controls
Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all
This page summarises the Local Government Association (LGA) positions, priorities and concerns on the wide-ranging proposals in the white paper. The LGA has based our policy position on the views of our member authorities and the from the Local Government Health and Care Sounding Board, comprising representatives of local government, NHS membership bodies, national stakeholders, the NHS and government departments.
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson to be new LGA President
Baroness Grey-Thompson, currently an LGA Vice-President, will succeed outgoing President Lord Kerslake and will be formally elected at the LGA’s General Assembly in July.
National Programmes Vacancies
New leader: A practical checklist
An incoming council leader requires carefully planned support to be put in place at the start of their leadership and it is worth reviewing your plans, given the different context of the pandemic this year.
Forget What You Think You Know about...councils
In this episode, one of our NGDP graduates, Esther Barrott, explores what councils really do and why it's important to vote in the upcoming elections, with the help of experts Jackie Weaver, Councillor Peter Fleming and Lord Simon Woolley.
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Local government is already the most efficient, transparent and trusted part of the public sector. In this time of austerity, we will also need to be even more ambitious when it comes to reshaping services in the future.