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Government review of gaming machines and social responsibility

The Local Government Association has raised repeated concerns about the impact of high stakes Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) and betting shop clustering in local communities. We were therefore pleased that the Government launched the review of gaming machine stakes in 2016.

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The Standards for employers of public health teams in England

These Standards will help ensure that the workforce is fit to practice and are relevant to employers and workers with a role in the commissioning or delivery of public health functions.

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Delivering children's centre services

Children's centres allow families to access the help they need to handle those early challenges, help to tackle inequalities, and give children a healthy start.

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Discretionary Pay Points Survey 2017

The survey was conducted by our research and information team between 23 November and 15 December 2017 to gather up-to-date information about the approaches to pay ultimately taken by local authorities in light of the 2017 School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document’s provisions for the main pay range.

Research
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Care and Health Improvement Programme Efficiency project

Examples of efficiencies in adult social care budgets

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National Construction Category Strategy 2018

This refreshed edition includes an updated action plan, covering the next five years, which will help councils seize opportunities and manage risks during this time.

Efficiency and income generation
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Enabling school improvement

While the council role in education continues to evolve, one thing that has remained constant is the vital role that councils play in driving school improvement to ensure that children, young people and their families all have access to a good school place.

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High impact change model examples of emerging and developing practice

The model identifies eight system changes that will have the greatest impact on reducing delayed discharge.

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Winter Weather Survey 2017

The Winter Weather Survey 2017 was conducted by our research and Information team between 3 October and 30 October 2017 to gather information about local authorities’ plans and preparations in case of severe weather, to help the LGA’s lobbying of central government and to highlight the scale of authorities’ efforts.

Research
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Tackling modern slavery: a council guide

The purpose of this guide for councils is to increase awareness of modern slavery and provide clarity for councils on their role in tackling it.