As first was going to press, a policy paper was expected from the Government setting out its proposals to radically overhaul the planning system.
New powers have been announced for councils to close specific premises, cancel events and close public spaces, to help tackle coronavirus outbreaks.
Social care workers will not be able to use the new health and care visa to enter the UK via the Government’s points-based immigration system, which is to be introduced next year.
With the Government’s obesity strategy expected as first went to press, the LGA has warned that significant losses of income have left many leisure centres on the brink of financial collapse.
Local government across the western world has been able to react to the COVID-19 crisis with greater powers and autonomy than councils in the UK, according to a new report from the think-tank Localis, commissioned by the LGA.