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.
Podcast transcript (Nudges for Social Good) – Cheshire East Council: using behavioural insights to improve men's mental health
Transcript of episode 15 of our behavioural insights podcast – Nudges for Social Good – in which Katy Ellison and Carys Ward of Cheshire East Council discuss their behavioural insights trial which focused on improving men’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdowns.
This revised modern slavery guidance provides an overview of modern slavery and the UK framework for tackling it, and provides targeted sections for officers working in different council services to help them understand their specific responsibilities.
LGA responds to additional funding for health research and technology
"Obesity, cancer and addictions are some of the biggest health challenges facing us as a country and so it is good to see additional investment in technology and research to help improve the health of our local communities."