July 2016

Skills for future growth: tackling skills gaps and supporting growth

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5 July 2016

This report contains a series of case studies which demonstrate innovative skills and employment projects being delivered by, and with, councils across England. They show councils making a real difference, using their unique position to bring partners and resources together to drive local economic growth.

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Public health's role in local government and NHS integration

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5 July 2016

This report makes the case for greater engagement of public health in supporting integration, with a view to promoting comprehensive involvement across the country.

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Care and Health Improvement Programme annual report 2015/16

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5 July 2016

CHIP is the Local Government Association's (LGA) Care and Health Improvement Programme. It is the part of the LGA's sector-led improvement programme which covers adult social care and health integration.

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Combined authorities: a plain English guide

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5 July 2016

A combined authority (CA) is a legal body set up using national legislation that enables a group of two or more councils to collaborate and take collective decisions across council boundaries.

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June 2016

Syrian refugee resettlement: A guide for local authorities

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29 June 2016

Syrian refugee resettlement - A guide for local authorities' is for all those in local authorities who have a role in leading, planning, delivering and continually seeking to improve services for resettled Syrian refugees, though it may be of most interest to those new to the programme and new to resettlement.

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Don't be left in the dark: Devolution questions answered

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27 June 2016

Following the passing of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016, this guide provides answers to some of the key questions about devolution and what it means for councils, their residents and communities.

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Don't be left in the dark: What localised business rates mean for your council: a guide to business rates retention

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23 June 2016

In 2015, the Chancellor announced that local government as a whole would be able to keep 100 per cent of business rates by 2020.

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LGA in Parliament 2015/16

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9 June 2016

Throughout this parliamentary session, the LGA has sought opportunities to highlight important issues to local government, influence legislation and promote the important work of councils in delivering the local services that their residents value. The LGA in Parliament summarises our work on behalf of councils ensuring that local government has a strong, credible voice in Parliament. It sets out how we lobbied to secure positive change to the legislation and policy being debated by parliamentarians in both the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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The Digital Experts programme: An interim evaluation

1 June 2016

This report presents an interim evaluation of the Local Government Association's (LGA) Digital Experts programme. The programme was established in March 2015 when, following a comprehensive bidding and assessment process, the LGA agreed to fund 27 projects involving 42 councils.

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May 2016

A councillor's guide to civil emergencies

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25 May 2016

A guide detailing councils' legal obligations and their role in civil resilience.

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