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This page last updated on 30 June 2020
Statement issued by the LGA
responding to figures number of homes lost due to Covid-19
RESPONDING to figures from Shelter
showing around 84,000 fewer homes could be delivered in England
this year due to the impact of Coronavirus, Cllr David Renard,
Local Government Association housing spokesman, said:-
"Housing must be a central part of the national recovery from
Coronavirus. Now is the time for a genuine renaissance in
Council house building that reduces homelessness, gets rough
sleepers off the streets for good, supports people's wellbeing
and is climate friendly. Giving Councils the powers and tools to
deliver a programme of 100,000 social homes a year would not
only meet a third of the Government's annual house building
target, but it would generate a range of social and economic
benefits, including reducing the housing benefit bill and
alleviating pressures on health and social care that result from
poor housing conditions."
CLA responds to Prime
Minister's announcement on radical planning reforms
FOLLOWING the Prime
Minister's announcement on simplifying our planning system, CLA
President Mark Bridgeman said:- "The CLA welcomes today's
announcement about reforms to simplify the planning system.
We've been asking for this for many years. At a time when many
people are understandably considering leaving the city for a
more rural life, we must ensure the rural economy is fit for
purpose; an effective, efficient and proportionate planning
system is a key component of delivering that. A simplified
planning regime will facilitate the economic recovery we
desperately need, delivering jobs, homes and much improved
environmental and natural capital resources. But we need further
detail from Government, and a commitment to work with landowners
and rural businesses to deliver a `st class planning regime that
works for the rural economy in practise, not just in theory."
Response by the LGA to
latest figures on Covid-19 Deaths
THE number of weekly deaths registered, in
England and Wales, has fallen below the 5 year average for the
1st time in 14 weeks. Responding to theses latest provisional
ONS figures on Coronavirus
deaths, which show that deaths involving COVID-19 as a
percentage of all deaths in Care Homes decreased to 12.9% in the
week to 19 June 2020, compared with 17.3% in the previous week,
Cllr Ian Hudspeth, Chairman of the Local Government
Association's Community Wellbeing Board, said:-
"Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost loved ones to
this dreadful disease. Significantly, the number of weekly
deaths have fallen below the 5 year average for the 1st time
since March 2020, with the number of deaths attributable to
Coronavirus in Care Homes also continuing to fall each week.
Despite these encouraging signs, Social Care remains on the
frontline in the fight against Coronavirus and our older people
and most vulnerable continue to be at risk. Worryingly the
number of people dying at home is still higher than the 5 year
average, which could suggest that some are choosing not to go to
Hospital or receive help elsewhere. Councils are doing all they
can to protect those in Care Homes, as well as those receiving
care in their own homes. The Government needs to ensure that
Councils and Social Care services have all the resources they
need for the weeks and months ahead. The LGA is working closely
with the new National COVID-19 Social Care Support Taskforce to
tackle these issues and help guide Social Care through this
current crisis and beyond."
LGA responds to the Prime
Minister's plans to rebuild the UK
RESPONDING to the Prime Minister's plan to
rebuild the UK following the COVID-19 crisis, Cllr James
Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said:-
"We are pleased the Government has
pledged to invest in local priorities such as building homes and
infrastructure, boosting connectivity and fixing roads. Local
economies are different. Some require greater connectivity; some
need to transition to new industries and others are short of
affordable housing or adequate infrastructure. Investment in
infrastructure will be vital, but with local control over how
this funding is spent, Councils can play a key role in providing
genuinely affordable homes, fixing the nation's roads,
delivering high speed broadband and high-quality mobile
connectivity, boosting local economies, and tackling
environmental challenges. Councils continue to face increased
cost and demand pressures as a result of the pandemic, while at
the same time as seeing a significant drop in income. Not only
do Councils need to be fully funded to help our communities beat
this virus now but also to help support the nation as we look
towards the next phase. Planning powers must also remain at a
local level, to enable Councils to deliver resilient, prosperous
places that meet the needs of their communities. To fix the
housing crisis, Councils should be given the powers and tools to
resume their role as major builders of affordable housing and
deliver a programme of 100,000 social homes a year. We have a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to not just recover from this
crisis but to go further and address the stark inequalities the
virus has exposed, develop a green recovery, address skills gaps
and rebuild the economy so that it benefits everyone. With the
right funding and powers, Councils can get local economies
started again and deliver a pipeline of long term investment
that will revive the economy and deliver long term economic,
social and environmental transformation."
Total UK cases COVID-19 cases - update for Liverpool City Region
100 days in the UK
since the start of lockdown in the UK, the latest total number of UK
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections that have been laboratory
confirmed, has risen by:- 689 cases and the total
number now stand at:- 312,654, that includes tests carried out by
commercial partners which are not included in the 4 National
Daily number of COVID-19 associated UK fatalities added to the
total, was sadly reported to be 155 according to the Department
of Health. The total number of deaths of people who have had a
positive test result confirmed by a Public Health or NHS
laboratory is 43,730.
In England, there are a total of 160,587 confirmed cases. North
West - total of 27,303 confirmed cases. The number of laboratory
confirmed cases within the following Local Authorities, in and
around the Liverpool City Region are as follows:-
► Liverpool, 1,682 confirmed cases.
► Sefton, 980 confirmed cases.
► Wirral, 1,365 confirmed cases.
► St. Helens, 768 confirmed cases.
► Halton, 416 confirmed cases.
► Knowsley, 678 confirmed
► Blackpool,683 confirmed cases.
► Blackburn with Darwen, 422 confirmed cases.
► Bolton, 1,061 confirmed cases.
► Bury, 818 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire West and Chester, 1,245 confirmed cases.
► Cheshire East, 1,355 confirmed cases.
► Lancashire, 3,852 confirmed cases.
► Manchester, 1,741 confirmed cases.
► Oldham, 1,161 confirmed cases.
► Rochdale, 892 confirmed cases.
► Stockport, 1,093 confirmed cases.
► Salford, 985 confirmed
► Tameside, 884 confirmed cases.
► Trafford, 884 confirmed cases.
► Wigan, 1,235 confirmed cases.
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