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Coronavirus: information for councils
Save the date: #CouncilsCan Day 2020
LGA responds to Treasury one-year Spending Review announcement
Preparing for the end of the EU Transition Period
Since the referendum in 2016, the LGA has taken a neutral stance on the issue of EU exit.
This is the ‘dreaded’ second wave
Professor Kate Ardern, Director of Public Health, Wigan Council
Issues for local government resulting from the end of transition period
EU regulations that have been converted into UK law will continue in January. Services will have to reference the new UK law
‘It feels like we are impotent at times – we need the power to do our jobs’
Lucy Wightman, Director of Public Health, Northamptonshire County Council
COVID-19: Early years childcare sufficiency and sustainability planning for Spring 2021, 22 October 2020
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‘Factory outbreak encapsulated challenge we face in containing virus’
Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health, Norfolk County Council
LGA responds to Skills for Care workforce report
"Urgent action is needed for the care workforce including on pay, professionalisation, skills and training. We look forward to working with Skills for Care to help address this."
'Why the polarised nature of debate worries me'
Alice Wiseman, Director of Public Health, Gateshead Council
Police staff pay 2020 - EMP circular 5/2020
To: Police and Crime Commissioner (copy Chief Exec &Treasurer) Chief Constables (copy Force Personnel/HR Manager/Payroll Manager) cc: PSC Members
LGA responds to improvements in housing support for vulnerable people
"This is an important first step to addressing councils’ concerns about the quality, costs and oversight of some supported housing accommodation. We also look forward to seeing the detail of the pilot work."
The Devolution Hub
Bringing together information on devolution for the public and local authorities.
LGA responds to Carers UK report on support for unpaid carers
“Every part of the care and support sector is under intense pressure due to the current crisis and councils are doing all they can to support carers and those they care for through this."
Modern slavery in local government supply chains: transparency statement guidance and procedures
To accompany existing guidance on Modern Slavery transparency statements, this guide is aimed to give you practical advice on how to draft your first statement; what to include; where to publish it and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as well as offer some practical procedural suggestions when carrying out supply chain due diligence.
Return to Work – Legal: Council Information Pack
Designed to support councils with the recruitment of legal professionals, this scheme will run a national recruitment drive on your authority’s behalf and give you the chance to connect with experienced barristers, solicitors and legal executives.
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