August was dominated by new government proposals on planning, scene setting for a White Paper on recovery and reorganisation, and the school exams fiasco.
The LGA held its annual conference remotely in July, bringing sessions to our members. Our councillors did a great job, raising good questions and entering the debate.
What are your top issues as we ‘recover’ from the effects of COVID-19?
The latest government roadmap aims for more children to be back at school and more parents back at work by 1 June.
Local leadership is never more important than in a wartime theatre, as we feel we are in now.
As we respond to the pandemic facing our country, councillors are doing a great deal to support our communities.
Our members have been vociferous about what we need to see in the forthcoming Budget. We have had a good settlement but only for one year and we need longer-term certainty.
“Many councils are already rewriting local plans, challenging the rate and types of housing built”
More than 1,200 Independent and smaller party candidates stood in the General Election, undaunted by the cost and incredibly hard work that goes into running a campaign.
Much like September’s Spending Round, this pre-election Queen’s Speech promised much, but with little certainty of the current government actually having to deliver it.