LGA responds to additional funding for health research and technology
"Obesity, cancer and additional 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."
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.
Fixed Penalty Notices Research Report October 2022
From May 2022 to September 2022 the LGA conducted a survey across all 322 councils in England and Wales, to capture the views of councils outside of London see whether they would benefit from having the same powers as London in handing out fixed penalty notices (FPNs) to offenders.
COVID tooth extraction backlog: Fears for kids’ teeth as hospital procedures plummet during pandemic
The number of teeth extractions – which have to take place in a hospital under general anaesthetic - due to decay carried out has tumbled to record lows, amid fears many are missing out on vital treatment, councils say today.
Cornwall Council: Doughnut economics in council decision making – revisiting
Cornwall Council have been using the Cornwall Development and Decision Wheel (CDDW) for cabinet decisions since September 2019. The CDDW is based on Doughnut Economics. It has been used to illustrate the positive and negative impacts of the decision being proposed in an easily accessible form that draws decision-makers to key issues that may require further debate, mitigation or even cancellation. Three years into using the CDDW, we have revisited them to understand what Cornwall Council have learnt from embedding it in Cabinet and other decisions and the impact it has had.