Local Government Association

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LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

The Future of Cities

This collection of essays and videos brings together city leaders, academics, think tanks, urban artists and writers to answer this one big question: What do we want our cities to be, and how do we get there?
The Future of Cities

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.

Briefing

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

Councillor conduct and standards

The LGA has produced various resources to support councils and councillors to maintain high standards of conduct and behaviour in public life which are openly available here.

Councillor conduct and standards

Planning reforms

This briefing summarises the housing and planning proposals of most relevance and significance to local government. It also provides the LGA’s initial reaction to the proposals along with our policy messages, which may necessarily evolve as discussions on the proposals continue.

Planning reforms

Future health challenges: public health projections - childhood obesity

The purpose of this analysis is to produce a set of forecasts at local authority level for prevalence of obesity and overweight among children, at both reception and Year 6. It is hoped that these forecasts will allow local authorities to anticipate likely future levels of child obesity in their area, assuming that trends in child obesity continue in their current trajectories.

Future health challenges: public health projections - childhood obesity

Ukrainian unaccompanied children: Statement by the LGA

"We do have real concerns about the potential for children to come to stay with adults they don’t know or don’t know well, and we want to ensure there are effective checks in place given there will always be people who abuse these systems and who pose a significant threat to children travelling on their own."

Ukrainian unaccompanied children: Statement by the LGA