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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
Download the presentations from this event.
‘Factory outbreak encapsulated challenge we face in containing virus’
Dr Louise Smith, Director of Public Health, Norfolk County Council
Useful information for councils on novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
LGA responds to further details around £1 billion COVID-19 funding for councils
"This much-needed support is helpful but significant challenges remain."
LGA responds to Health and Social Care Committee report on social care funding and workforce
“This helpful report reinforces our calls for a long-term, sustainable funding solution for adult social care"
Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill, House of Commons, 23 October 2020
The LGA has significant concerns with the Local Authorities (Borrowing and Investment) Bill which seeks to restrict the acquisition of land and property by councils outside their own boundaries. The Bill also seeks to limit local authorities’ investment in “commercial risk-taking enterprises” and limit council borrowing for non-core activities.
How Leicester rose to the challenge of the first local lockdown
Professor Ivan Browne, Director of Public Health, Leicester City Council
#CouncilsCan Day is an online celebration to highlight the local government heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.
“It is hugely disappointing that councils will only get a one-year funding settlement for the third year in a row."
‘We have done it once, we can do it again’
Debs Harkins, Director of Public Health, Calderdale Council
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