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Coronavirus: information for councils
Death of HRH Prince Philip: LGA statement
LGA responds to PM’s announcement of the next roadmap step
Education Committee’s report: A plan for an adult skills and lifelong learning revolution, House of Commons, Thursday 15 April 2021
We welcome the recommendation of an ambitious, long-term strategy for adult skills and lifelong learning and that local authorities are awarded powers and funding to take on an enhanced statutory role for mapping, commissioning and delivery.
LGA responds to coronavirus grant scheme extension
“This further funding will help councils to continue to provide much-needed support to low income households at risk of poverty and financial hardship as the Government continues its gradual easing of the coronavirus measures."
April 2021: Supporting your public health heroes
With the importance of public health practitioners being thrown into the spotlight by COVID-19, UK Public Health Register CEO Marcial Boo explores how employers can take a more active role in supporting the development of their own practitioner workforce.
Building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world - steps that national and local government will need to take to achieve an inclusive society in the UK
Local government’s delivery of public services during the response to COVID-19 demonstrates the value of place-based leadership.
LGA submission to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the Future Buildings Standard 13 April 2021
The LGA welcomes the Government’s second stage of proposals for non-domestic and domestic standards that will support achieving the UK’s commitment to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to £100 million fund to help leisure centres
"Councils play a critical role in delivering sport and fitness activities and maintaining the UK’s leisure infrastructure. Leisure centres across the country have faced severe financial pressures due to the impact of COVID-19 restrictions and so it is good that they have been allocated additional funding to meet these challenges and reopen safely."
LGA responds to Welcome Back Fund for town centres
"After a hugely challenging time, local businesses will continue to need support. This new funding will support ongoing council efforts to help local businesses to prepare to reopen safely and successfully when restrictions start to ease."
Avoid potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease by checking water before reopening
Businesses and other services looking to reopen from Monday 29 March should ensure they carry out vital safety checks to avoid increasing the risk of the potentially fatal Legionnaires’ disease in their water supply, the LGA and CIEH urge.
Digital citizenship: support and resources for councillors
Guidance and tools to support councillors and candidates in their online communications.
COVID-19: Opening gyms and public leisure facilities, House of Commons, 22 March 2021
We welcome the Government’s roadmap and evidenced-based approach to reopening, and on behalf of councils we are keen to work with national government and public health experts to ensure public gyms and leisure facilities can reopen safely and as soon as possible.
Better connected: How local education and children’s services in England have responded to the coronavirus pandemic
The impact and implications of the pandemic are only just coming into focus. The purpose of our research has been to shine a light on how education
Social Housing White Paper – what next for the regulation of council housing?, 19 March 2021
A view from the Regulator for Social Housing: Fiona MacGregor, Chief Executive, Regulator of Social Housing Working with the Regulator: Kevin Scarlett
LGA responds to Supreme Court ruling on sleep-in shifts
"Had the appeal been upheld, care providers and councils providing social care would have faced massive bills, which would have increased the huge financial pressures they are already facing."
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