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Councillor workbook: local government finance

The workbook considers the way local councils receive their funding and highlights both the legal and best practice requirements in managing the council’s financial affairs.

Councillor development
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Supporting councils to improve revenue collection with behavioural insights

A set of practical recommendations to assist local authorities with increasing their revenue collection. 

Efficiency and income generation
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Fire Vision 2024

What will 21st century fire and rescue services look like in 2024?

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An inclusive fire service - recruitment and inclusion

We are determined to be a service that reflects the communities it serves.

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Great people for growing places: a consultation on the strategy for the local government workforce

Proposals for phase one of the LGA's refreshed approach to the national strategic workforce priorities in local government.

Workforce
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Work Local - Our vision for Employment and Skills

We have one of the most centralised employment and skills systems in the developed world. Different central government departments and their agencies are directly responsible for employment and skills policy, design, funding and oversight. Local areas have little ability to influence priorities, funding or delivery.

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LGA response to the DfE and DHSC Green Paper consultation 'Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision’

Every child deserves to look forward to a bright future. For that to be the reality, we must ensure practical steps are taken to create a society where good mental health is treated as just as important as good physical health.

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Support for care and health leaders

We know local leaders want to help their communities stay healthy and receive the best possible care. Reforming our care and health system is vital to be able to meet this challenge.

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Public health transformation five years on

The theme for this year’s report is transformation. The eight case studies in this report show the wide range of ways in which public health is transforming how it operates.

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A matter of justice: Local government’s role in tackling health inequalities

Deprived communities experience poorer mental health, higher rates of smoking and greater levels of obesity than the more affluent. They spend more years in ill health and die sooner. Reducing health inequalities is an economic and social challenge as well as a moral one.