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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA Annual Conference 2020 - virtual edition
Estimates day debate on the spending of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, House of Commons - 9 July 2020
Councils have shown leadership and supported their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local authorities and their essential workforce have worked hard to protect the most vulnerable within their communities, they have supported businesses and convened the voluntary sector to bring together communities, as well as continuing to deliver key services.
COVID-19 outbreak: reset and recovery - councillor guidance
In terms of the approach to recovery, it absolutely remains the case that councils will play the leading role in this work in their areas.
Re-Thinking Local: A Vision For The Future - Sir Ed Davey MP | 7 July 2020
This webinar is an opportunity to hear from Sir Ed Davey MP, Acting Leader of the Liberal Democrats and Cllr Ruth Dombey OBE, Deputy Leader, LGA Liberal Democrat Group.
First responder training for councils and other organisations
Guidance on how to spot the signs of modern slavery, and what to do when you come across a potential victim of modern slavery.
LGA responds to Children's Commissioner report on lost generation of teenagers
"Councils share the Commissioner’s concerns about the impact of the coronavirus crisis on vulnerable teenagers."
Coronavirus: LGA responds to CfBT report on COVID-19 recovery
“We share this report’s ambition to see improvements to our transport system and a green recovery."
Hybrid Council Meetings
With the relaxation of lockdown we have received increased enquiries about the possibility of holding hybrid council meetings. We recognise that this is a fast moving constantly changing area requiring local determination to suit local circumstances.
Business and Planning Bill, House of Commons, 29 June 2020
Councils want to work with the Government to develop post COVID-19 recovery options. The economic, social and environmental recovery our communities need will look different in different areas of the country and only a locally coordinated response will be effective.
LGA statement on beach safety and social distancing
“It would be a tragedy if our collective efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are undone in a way that leads to a resurgence of this deadly virus that puts further lives at risk.”
LGA responds to latest ONS figures on social care workers’ COVID-19 deaths
"These truly shocking statistics are another tragic reminder about the essential need for our vital social care workforce to be fully protected and equipped to look after themselves, as well as all the people of all ages they are supporting, and helping to keep safe and well."
Child poverty in the COVID-19 pandemic, 26 June 2020
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LGA responds to latest Test and Trace service figures
"Today’s figures show the service has not yet been able to reach a third of people who tested positive for COVID-19, whose contact details were unavailable or incorrect or where there has been no response to text, email and call reminders."
LGA responds to DfE school attendance figures
“Councils have a legal duty to ensure capacity but need powers to open new schools or direct academies to expand. This is the best way to ensure as many children as possible get the places they want.”
LGA responds to Business and Planning Bill to support reopening of hospitality sector
"It is vitally important that councils retain oversight of the activities allowed in their local areas so that they can manage different interests, including the need to contain COVID-19, accessibility issues, the interests of local residents and any competing demands between different businesses."
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