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Public health in local government: Celebrating 10 years of transformation

This year's tenth LGA public health annual report reflects on 10 years of public health in local government and looks forward to the opportunities and challenges of the coming years.

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Public perceptions of independent councillors (polling report)

This report presents the findings of a round of public polling conducted in February and March 2022. It was completed by Yonder Data Solutions for the Local Government Association's Independent Group, which represents councillors in England and Wales who are independent, Green or from smaller parties.

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Countering extremism and tackling hate crime – how councils are driving innovation through partnership working

Working with agency and community partners, councils have a strong track record of responding to community cohesion challenges and are well placed to facilitate partnerships to counter extremism and tackle hate crime.

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Devolution Deal Support Survey Research Report January 2022

Between January and February 2022, the LGA conducted an online survey of members of its six Combined Authority Networks. This was to evaluate the LGA’s support in running these networks on the capacity and capability of members’ organisations to deliver their devolution deal objectives.

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COVID-19 regulations review – February 2022

We have published a full review of all legislation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic which has come into force since the Coronavirus Act (March 2020) – outlining new or amended powers and duties of local authorities. The Act is now winding down and our review highlights the changes that have been made to the Act so far. The document separates powers and duties into:

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Supporting modern slavery victims: guidance and good practice for council homelessness services

This new Local Government Association (LGA) guidance on modern slavery has been developed specifically for council officers leading and working in homelessness and housing services.

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The LGA Cyber 360 Framework

The LGA Cyber 360 Framework uses a sector-led, collaborative method to provide expert guidance to local authority senior leadership and management – highlighting good practice that councils can employ to improve their cyber security posture and practices.

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Housing Advisers Programme Evaluation Survey research report, November 2021

The Housing Advisers Programme (HAP) is run by the Local Government Association (LGA) and is intended to support councils seeking to innovate in meeting the housing needs of their communities. It aims to be simple, flexible and locally led.

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COVID-19 Workforce Survey, week ending 14 January 2022

This report is part of a series of surveys of all councils in England and Wales, collecting key workforce data on how the sector is responding to COVID-19. An online survey was emailed to heads of human resources, or a nominated contact, in councils from England and Wales. The data requested related to the week ending the preceding Friday.

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Creating resilient and revitalised high streets in the ‘new normal’

Economics and strategy research consultancy, Pragmatix Advisory, and futures experts, Trajectory, were commissioned by the Local Government Association to identify how councils can help create resilient and revitalised high streets beyond the pandemic.

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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