February 2016

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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Public health transformation three years on: extending influence to promote health and wellbeing

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3 February 2016

This year's compilation of case studies shows how local authorities continue to make progress on improving health and wellbeing and tackling health inequalities since public health was formally transferred from the NHS in April 2013..

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Good progress but more to do: teenage pregnancy and young parents

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3 February 2016

It is over 15 years since the then government launched its Teenage Pregnancy Strategy in response to England having one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in Western Europe. Since then the under-18 conception rate has halved thanks to the hard work of councils and their partners.

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January 2016

LGA trading standards review: summary report

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27 January 2016

The LGA has published the summary report from its review of trading standards services.

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