Local Government Association

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LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

"While the Police primarily lead the response to incidents of spiking, councils play a vital, preventative role by not only working with a range of partners to improve safeguarding measures within the night-time economy but through the licensing system to address specific concerns against a venue."

LGA responds to Government response to Home Affairs Committee report on spiking

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

We are concerned that the wording of the Bill will require the public sector to spend time and money seeking market solutions for goods and services which can currently be delivered effectively by collaborative arrangements within the public sector.

Briefing

Procurement Bill, Committee Stage, 4 July 2022

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."

LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

​​​​​​​The Local Government Association is launching a new peer challenge to support stock-owning councils to improve their management of social housing, in the context of the expectations outlined in the Government’s social housing white paper and recently published Social Housing Regulation Bill.

Social Housing Management Peer Challenge launched

Quick guide to understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern

This framework is not intended as guidance prescribing exactly what must be done. Its intention is to empower practitioners across all sectors, supporting consistent, confident decision-making about safeguarding concerns, which are rooted in the legal framework and statutory guidance.

Quick guide to understanding what constitutes a safeguarding concern

Childhood Obesity meets Building Back Better

Every day we are experiencing and learning more about the negative impacts of the pandemic on the lives of communities across the country and the repercussions this is having on the country’s economy. When setting out how to re-build the economy and get things back on track, a term we keep hearing from Ministers is Building Back Better – but what does this mean, and what should this involve?

Childhood Obesity meets Building Back Better

Final reflections

Looking forward, there are two additional issues which may be worth exploring over the coming year.

Final reflections

LGA responds to publication of Health and Care Bill

"Councils broadly support the Bill’s focus on improving the health and wellbeing of the population and the duty of bodies to have regard to this in making decisions. We are strongly in favour of the duty to engage with patients, carers and representatives and hope and expect that there will be further guidance to help bring this to fruition."

LGA responds to publication of Health and Care Bill