The Local Government Workforce Survey 2014/15 provides information on key elements of the local government workforce. The survey was conducted by the Local Government Association (LGA) and updates previous surveys in the series.
This report presents the results of a survey of heads of cultural services in England, which informed the LGA's official response to the autumn 2016 Department for Culture Media and Sport Review of Museums.
The 10th anniversary of the ban is a time to look back at what has been achieved. While it took a long time to get the legislation introduced – cinemas first started restricting smoking in the 1970s – when it did happen it was pretty seamless. Four months after the introduction of the ban, the government announced 98 per cent of places inspected by local authority officers were compliant.
Growing numbers of councils have been calling for greater powers to tackle the sale of new psychoactive substances (NPS), also known as ‘legal highs'. The availability of NPS has expanded over recent years and local perceptions that NPS are an increasing problem are backed up by a range of information suggesting a substantial rise in the number of deaths associated with their use.