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Coronavirus: information for councils
LGA statement: Free school meal food parcels
COVID-19: LGA responds to national lockdown announcement
Universal Credit and working tax credits House of Commons 18 January 2021
LGA’s view is that the £20 per week uplift in Universal Credit (UC) should be retained to provide necessary support to low-income households and to prevent unsustainable costs falling on councils.
LGA responds to Lords report on healthy ageing
“Public health funding for councils has reduced by £700 million over the last five years. If we are to build back better post-pandemic and achieve longer, healthier life expectancy for all, we need the right funding now to put in the extra preventative measures to make that happen.”
LGA responds to coalition call for government planning rethink
“To ensure a successful recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, communities need stability and certainty in planning. This can only be achieved through a locally-led, well-resourced planning system where communities have a proper say over developments in their local area."
LGA responds to Education Secretary’s independent review of children’s social care
“Every child deserves a safe and happy childhood in which they are loved and supported to reach their full potential"
LGA responds to Sport England Children and Young People Survey
“The survey results are concerning, and highlight the importance of helping children to be active during this period to support their physical and mental wellbeing. Councils are working hard to keep parks and green spaces open and available for this, and by implementing active travel routes to support safe cycling and walking.”
Current Government job incentive schemes & opportunities
This page provides a list of current Government job incentive schemes & opportunities available to councils.
Working for councils
We work on behalf of councils to give local government a strong, credible voice with national government.
Advisory Bulletin 686 - December 2020
Employment Law Update December 2020
Digital Connectivity Programme provides funding for seven councils
The Local Government Association has announced funding for seven councils which will help them to improve local and regional connectivity.
Supplier payments over £500 | November 2020
Modern slavery in local government supply chains, 16 December 2020
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Adult social care, health and wellbeing
Sustainable funding and better integration with health services enable councils to continue to support people to live safe, healthy, active, independent lives.
Funding for local government
Fair and sustainable funding enables councils to plan and deliver essential public services beyond the short term.
Children, education and schools
Councils have the powers and resources they need to help children and young people to fulfil their potential and offer lifelong learning opportunities for all.
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