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Get in on the act: Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 explained

The LGA has produced 'Get In On The Act', a helpful guide to complement the recently passed scrap metal legislation. This short guide outlines implications of the Scrap Metal Dealer's Act for councils and the work the LGA undertook as the Bill progressed to help secure its safe passage. This publication was originally published in April 2013.

Local Government Workforce Survey 2011/12

The survey was conducted by the LGA's Research and Information team. The LGA will use findings from the survey to help support local authorities. This summary report provides data on key workforce metrics.

Research

Survey of research capacity in local authorities

Researchers working in and with local authorities require a broad knowledge of research methods and a good understanding of local government, research from the LGA has found.

Research
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Integrated care and support resource sheet

This short resource sheet is aimed at local health and care system leaders and professionals with an interest, or potential interest, in integrated care and support. The purpose is to signpost people to information and resources on how best to achieve this successfully within their local health and care economies. 

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Tackling obesity: local government's new public health role

Public health will become the responsibility of local government when it transfers from the NHS to local authorities in April 2013. This publication for councillors and officers explains the challenges facing councils and the opportunities they have to tackle obesity and reduce health inequalities in local communities.

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Establishing local Healthwatch: commissioning and development

Establishing local Healthwatch (LHW) is a series of briefings produced by the LGA to assist local authorities and their partners in local communities and the NHS to support the commissioning, setting up and early development of local Healthwatch.

Sector-led improvement
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Public health and alcohol licensing in England

Public health has always been a key consideration for alcohol policy. However, until recently, health authorities had little or no input into the licensing process. This briefing aims to place health bodies' new role in alcohol licensing in a strategic context, and to provide guidance to those who will be delivering the responsible authority role.

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Public health and alcohol licensing in England

Public health has always been a key consideration for alcohol policy. However, until recently, health authorities had little or no input into the licensing process. This briefing aims to place health bodies' new role in alcohol licensing in a strategic context, and to provide guidance to those who will be delivering the responsible authority role.

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Measles: frequently-asked questions

The LGA has combined with Public Health England to provide some helpful guidance to councillors on Measles. This listing of frequently asked questions explains what is being done to reduce the spread of these latest local outbreaks of the disease and what vaccination strategies your local authority can adopt.

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Community safety partnerships: a guide for police and crime commissioners

This document seeks to provide an introduction to CSPs. It will outline their statutory background, explain their working practices, look at their constituent parts, define the role of elected members, and show how they might work in tandem with you to reduce crime and make the communities you represent safer.