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Business Rates Avoidance

Summary of survey findings and recommendations.

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Councils and E-Commerce: The why, what and how of a Local E-Commerce Levy

This report is intended to inform and promote the debate on a Local E-Commerce Levy and does not represent LGA policy.

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Business Rates Avoidance Survey Report 2019

In July 2019 the LGA surveyed councils responsible for collecting business rates to gather information about estimated amounts lost to avoidance in their local areas, the different types of avoidance, and to seek their opinions on possible measures to mitigate against avoidance.

Resident Satisfaction Polling October 2019

Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: October 2019

This report outlines the twenty third set of results in a series of regular LGA public polls on resident satisfaction with local councils, conducted every four months.

Probity in planning

Probity in planning: Advice for councillors and officers making planning decisions

Probity in planning is about ensuring that decisions on plan making and planning applications are undertaken, on behalf of communities, in a fair, impartial and transparent way.

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A whole systems approach to tackling childhood tooth decay

This report contains a whole range of examples of the steps that need to be taken to achieve success. Many of the areas included are places where there have traditionally been high rates of tooth decay, but where significant improvements are now being made.

Making homelessness strategies happen

Making homelessness strategies happen

Local government is at the heart of the nation’s response to homelessness – we are house builders, housing enablers, and landlords, responsible guardians for people experiencing homelessness and care needs, support providers, and place-shapers; and we are democratically accountable to communities.

Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services

Chief executives' 'must know' for children's services

This publication has been shaped by chief executives who are either former directors of children’s services or for other reasons have been closely associated with leading improvement journeys in council children’s services.

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Towards the routine commissioning of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)

Local government has played a key role in helping reduce the number of new diagnoses of HIV – and the roll-out of PrEP in 2020 could help us reduce infection further.

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Myths and realities about Making Safeguarding Personal

The briefing is aimed at front line practitioners and operational managers in all organisations that have a role in safeguarding adults. It is aimed at leaders at all levels and local councillors. It can also be used by anyone interested or involved in safeguarding adults because ‘safeguarding is everyone’s business’.