Monthly Archives: July 2020

Back the #10Billion Bailout for local services

Published on July 20, 2020 at 11:03 am


The £10 billion bailout

The government must fund local councils properly to keep communities safe and rebuild the country after the pandemic.

Unless ministers fix the council funding shortfall of £10bn, there could be tens of thousands of job losses and catastrophic cuts to local services in England.

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Schools set to return in September

Published on July 10, 2020 at 9:25 am

Government guidance for schools on planning for full return 1 September – UNISON response and briefing

Yesterday the government issued its guidance for schools on planning for a full return of pupils in England at the beginning of the autumn term.

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Lancashire Combined Authority

Published on July 10, 2020 at 9:14 am

You may have recently read in the press there has been agreement amongst that Lancashire Councils that there will be a combined authority and an elected Mayor. You may have also seen that this is conditional upon there being some form of local government re-organisation (LGR) – that is a change in the number of Councils and their boundaries, probably to a small number of single tier, Unitary Councils across Lancashire.

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