A crisis Budget

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

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Tackling domestic abuse

The LGA supports the creation of a statutory definition of domestic abuse, and the inclusion of economic abuse within this. We are also pleased to see that the new legislation will place the role of the domestic abuse commissioner on a statutory footing.

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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.