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Signals of the future - horizon scanning for local government

What issues might local government leaders might find in their inboxes by the year 2027?

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Debate Not Hate: The impact of abuse on local democracy

Our call for evidence of abuse and intimidation of councillors was launched in October 2021. This report sets out the findings and recommendations for the future of local democracy.

Supporting council improvement – annual report 2021/22

This report provides an overview and summary of highlights from our 2021/22 council improvement support programme.

Sector-led improvement

The LGA's call for evidence quantitative data

The final research report of the quantitative data from the LGA's call for evidence on abuse and intimidation of councillors.

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Understanding local authorities' views on a national road user charging system

The LGA commissioned independent research to gather local government views, insights and priorities around a national road pricing system.

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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.

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National census of local authority councillors 2022

The LGA's ninth Census of Local Authority Councillors in England provides the most comprehensive, timely overview of local government representation and, with previous years’ data, how that has changed over time.

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Nutrient and water neutrality: The impact of environmental protections on housing supply

The LGA commissioned Residential Analysts and Canal Street Research to investigate the potential impact of environmental protections on new housing delivery.

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Future health challenges: public health projections - smoking

Smoking prevalence analysis: methodology summary by the LGA Research and Information Team

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Police Staff Council England & Wales handbook

The Police Staff Council (PSC) handbook, including June 2022 updates.


Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


RT @luhc: There is no place for hate or intimidation in public life. Where we see abuse, it’s on all of us to call it out - @KemiBadenoch d…

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