With the coronavirus crisis continuing to expand, local government is once again proving its importance to the nation.
In the latest issue:
Retailers, including online businesses, need to stop selling knives by default to help tackle the knife-crime epidemic, the LGA has said.
As a community, the situation we are facing with coronavirus is unprecedented. This needs an unprecedented response from councils, communities and ourselves, as councillors.
As we respond to the pandemic facing our country, councillors are doing a great deal to support our communities.
Some local authorities in England have invested an estimated £6.6 billion in buying commercial property over the past three years, mostly with the aim of generating a financial return, according to the National Audit Office.
I am sure that first readers will join me in saying a big ‘thank you’ to our amazing local government teams, social workers, public health and NHS staff, who are working so hard to treat those suffering from coronavirus.
The local housing allowance (LHA) freeze has been reversed as part of the Chancellor’s £7 billion investment in the welfare system, aimed at protecting jobs and incomes during the coronavirus outbreak.