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Work Local: labour market analysis

The LGA commissioned the Institute for Employment studies to undertake an analysis of differences between local labour markets in England.

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Modern slavery survey: Research Report - Winter 2021-2022

This report presents the findings of a Local Government Association (LGA) survey, which was conducted to explore what structures and workstreams councils have put in place to respond to modern slavery, and how councils are currently supporting victims.

Last-mile deliveries: how councils can encourage more sustainable local logistics

The future of last-mile deliveries: Understanding the local perspective

The LGA has commissioned Dr Daniela Paddeu of the Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, to carry out independent research to explore the role of local authorities in co-designing and implementing sustainable local freight solutions for the ‘last mile’ of parcel deliveries.

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Work Local: Unlocking talent to level up

The LGA's positive vision for an integrated and devolved employment and skills service

Get in on the Act - Environment Act 2021

Get in on the Act: The Environment Act 2021

The LGA worked extensively with Members of Parliament and Peers during the passage of the Environment Bill to provide information and research on implications for local government, support with the drafting and tabling of amendments, influence decision makers to secure favourable outcomes for councils and garner cross-party support for amendments that were in the interest of local government.

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Must Know: Autism

Is your council meeting the needs of autistic people? This publication supports councillors to understand their council’s role and responsibilities to autistic people, their families and carers and shows why it is important to meet the needs of local autistic people.

The Standards for Employers of Social Workers - National Report Summary 2021

The Standards for Employers of Social Workers: National report summary 2021

The Employer Standards for Social Workers in England set out whole system approaches to help develop a working environment where social work practice and social workers can flourish.

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Financing Green Ambitions

The LGA and Local Partnerships have produced this green finance guide to provide both practical guidance and examples of good practice to support councils in England to find the most appropriate and affordable ways to finance their green ambition.

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Must Know: How do you know your council is doing all it can to safeguard adults?

This document sets out key areas for focus and specific questions to ask to assure you that your council is effective in keeping adults safe.

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Supporting the youngest children in the youth justice system: what works to reduce offending and improve outcomes?

This report summarises findings from a structured review of the evidence for alternatives to CJS responses, which was undertaken to establish what works to reduce offending and improve outcomes for children aged 8-13 years in contact with the criminal justice system.

Build back local

To build back better, we must build back local.

Build back local: Building back better

Read the full 2021 LGA Annual Conference paper.


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