March 2016

Healthy weight, healthy futures: Local government action to tackle childhood obesity

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17 March 2016

From working with children who are obese and overweight to encouraging children to cut their consumption of sugary drinks, local authorities are showing how child obesity can be tackled.

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Beyond fighting fires 2: Fire and rescue service transformation

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7 March 2016

The fire and rescue sector is transforming the way in which it delivers services.

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February 2016

Building the foundations - tackling obesity through planning and development

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29 February 2016

England has one of the highest rates of unhealthy weight of other western countries. The prevalence of obesity in England has more than doubled in the last 25 years. And if we go on as we are, the rate of obese people is expected to double in the next 40 years. Obesity is a complex problem that requires action from individuals and society across multiple sectors.

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Tipping the scales: Case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaway

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29 February 2016

The Local Government Association has published seven case studies on the use of planning powers to limit hot food takeaways.

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Investigating and improving the HR and OD capability in shared councils

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23 February 2016

This report summarises the findings from a major study which the Institute of Employment Studies (IES) has been undertaking for the Local Government Association (LGA) involving 10 council shared partnerships covering 23 councils.

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Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 (Get in on the Act)

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19 February 2016

The Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016 provides the legal framework for the implementation of devolution deals with combined authorities and other areas. It is an enabling piece of legislation, with further details for different areas to be set out in regulations that will be put before Parliament.

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Health and wellbeing boards engaging effectively with providers

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18 February 2016

This briefing, co-produced by the LGA, NHS Providers and NHS Improvement, highlights the importance of effective engagement between health and wellbeing boards and local NHS providers and offers some short case studies exploring the different approaches that can be taken.

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The LGA's Budget 2016 Submission

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12 February 2016

Reforms to the allocation of central government grant and rising cost pressures on local government will impact on the delivery of local public services. Even with the same amount of money to spend in four years' time pressures on spending will need to be funded by councils finding savings elsewhere.

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Reducing the strength: Guidance for councils considering setting up a scheme

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12 February 2016

Since 2013, when responsibility for public health returned to councils, they have also assumed responsibility for reducing the harmful health impacts of alcohol misuse on individuals and communities. The challenge for councils is to find the right balance between these different objectives.

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The potential for energy efficiency and renewable energy

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12 February 2016

This report sets out the scale of the financial opportunities available from energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.

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