The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has clarified to the National Association of Local Councils (NALC) the eligibility of local (parish and town) councils for the business grants which are in place to support small businesses cope with the impact of COVID-19.
The Transport Planning Society and the Royal College of Arts have announced a new major research project working with Biggleswade Town Council in Bedfordshire, Lyme Regis Town Council in Dorset and Haltwhistle Communitiy Partnership in Northumberland.
Bill Grimsey (formerly of Iceland and Wickes) will join NALC's online event, Leaders’ talk: Building back stronger communities on 25 August 2020.
Cornwall Council are set to be the first principal council in England to pass on government funding and provide financial support for local (parish and town) councils impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) has published a report on making housing affordable after COVID-19.
The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) has written an article for the Local Government Chronicle (LGC) on the measures needed to let local (parish and town) councils continue to play a vital role for their communities during the pandemic.