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Meeting the public health needs of the armed forces: a resource for local authorities and health professionals

This resource has been developed for local authorities, local Defence Medical Services and those supporting the health needs of the armed forces community in England.

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Understanding secure email guidance

In response to requests from councils the LGA has commissioned guidance to support the use of secure email across local government.

Communications support
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Enterprising councils: supporting councils' income generation activity

Councils are no strangers to being innovative and showing initiative in response to local need. What is new is the scale of the challenge: budgets shrinking whilst costs and demand continue to rise, all of which impact on local services and local communities. If we want to create sustainable solutions, being enterprising is now more important than ever.

Efficiency and income generation
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A breath of fresh air: smokefree workplaces 10 years on

The 10th anniversary of the ban is a time to look back at what has been achieved. While it took a long time to get the legislation introduced – cinemas first started restricting smoking in the 1970s – when it did happen it was pretty seamless. Four months after the introduction of the ban, the government announced 98 per cent of places inspected by local authority officers were compliant. 

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Evaluation of the Waste and Recycling Programme

At a time when councils face difficult choices about services in the light of reducing budgets, the LGA’s Waste and Recycling Programme supported several projects involving councils across England to run projects to help councils make productivity savings in delivering waste services.

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Public Spaces Protection Orders: Guidance for councils

Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs), introduced in 2014, sit amongst a broad range of powers and tools to help tackle anti-social behaviour locally. PSPOs are aimed at ensuring public spaces can be enjoyed free from anti-social behaviour.

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A guide to Dynamic Purchasing Systems within the public sector: Is it right for you and your suppliers?

Councils have been working together to improve their procurement practices and collaborative opportunities to improve value for money for many years now, commonly aggregating spend through framework agreements.

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Open for business: LGA guidance on locally set licence fees

This guidance aims to help councils understand the full breadth of issues that should be considered when setting local licence fees in order to meet legal obligations and provide the necessary reassurances to local businesses.

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Homelessness Reduction Act (Get in on the Act)

The Act sets out new duties on English local authorities with the aim of preventing homelessness.

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Digital Economy Act 2017 (Get in on the Act)

The Digital Economy Act 2017 makes provision about electronic communications infrastructure and services.