Procurement Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 28 November 2022
Our primary concern is that the Bill will significantly limit public bodies from using the current vertical and horizontal procurement exemptions, which enable councils and public sector bodies to enter into collaborative arrangements to run efficient public services.
Our Behavioural Insights Programme showcase on sustainable travel and health inequalities highlighted the results and the impact of projects delivered as part of Phase 8 of our Behavioural Insights Programme.
Briefing note for councils and leisure providers – mitigating the impact of rising utility costs on leisure services
This briefing note on the impact of utilities on leisure services has been jointly produced by ukactive and the Local Government Association for councils and for operators running council-owned facilities.
Cheltenham Borough Council has deployed its Climate Impact Assessment Tool within internal decision making processes to ensure new projects and policies are aligned with the Council's commitment to climate action. The tool is designed to enable officers and decision-makers to easily evaluate the environmental and social impacts of projects and policies from the very start of decision-making and project development processes. This 'from day one' approach results in more robust, climate-friendly projects and earlier opportunities to mitigate and improve the social and climate impacts of the Council's projects.
Nudges for Social Good podcast transcript – north east London councils using behavioural insights to address local health inequalities
Transcript of episode 14 of our behavioural insights podcast – Nudges for Social Good – in which Vickie Rowland (former public health practitioner at the London Borough of Havering) and Stéphanie Renucci (managing director and founder of insight and innovation agency UNPITCHD) discuss how they have been using behavioural insights to address local health inequalities by increasing the uptake of health checks offered by the NHS.
“It is vital the Government acts fast to give councils the policy and investment framework as well as the powers and resources to deliver on the projects and culture changes that will make a difference in local communities and help achieve net zero."