A crisis Budget

With sustainable funding and devolved powers,
councils can support communities through the pandemic and lead the recovery

Scientist pipetting a liquid into a vial labelled COVID-19

A terrible toll

As first was going to press, it was confirmed that more than 100,000 people across the country had died within 28 days of a COVID-19 test – just over a year since the first two official cases were recorded in the UK.

Scientist dropping blood samples onto a test plate labelled COVID-19

Testing, tiers and firebreaks

It has been another busy and challenging month for all the councillors and officers responding to the rise in COVID-19 infections across the country, and those involved in negotiations with the Government regarding local and regional restrictions and wider general support for councils.