LGA Climate Change Programme – decarbonising transport action learning sets: Session three
In August 2022, the Local Government Association commissioned a programme of Action Learning Sets (ALS) that will bring together local authority councillors and officers to address challenges they currently face relating to decarbonising transport. The blog summarises the outcome of the third session.
Advanced and Predictive Analytics Network in Local Government (APAN)
APAN is a network of local government data analysts and other invited experts set up to discuss, share and consider the opportunities, benefits and risks of using advanced analysis and predictive analytics in local government settings.
The Office for National Statistics' Data Science Campus works at the frontier of data science and AI – building skills and applying tools, methods and practices – to create new understanding and improve decision-making for public good.
Online Safety Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 5 December 2022
Whilst the Bill provides a definition of harm and sets out how harmful content will be prioritised for child and adult users; it remains unclear what types of harm platforms will need to protect users against. We urge the Government to set out their proposed categories of harmful content to children and adults as soon as possible and consult with independent experts to define and prioritise harmful content.
Supported Housing (Regulatory Oversight) Bill, Second Reading, House of Commons, 18 November 2022
The LGA wants to see a locally-led fully funded oversight and enforcement regime for exempt accommodation within a strengthened national regulatory framework. This should include a requirement for all exempt accommodation providers to be Registered Providers. This will ensure that councils’ responses can be tailored to the challenges they face and the contexts of local housing markets and demand.
“Councils want to work with central government to develop a long-term strategy to deliver critical local services and growth more effectively. Alongside certainty of funding and greater investment, this also needs wider devolution where local leaders have greater freedom from central government to take decisions on how to provide vital services in their communities.”