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Signals of the future - horizon scanning for local government

What issues might local government leaders might find in their inboxes by the year 2027?

The LGA's call for evidence quantitative data

The final research report of the quantitative data from the LGA's call for evidence on abuse and intimidation of councillors.

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Debate Not Hate: The impact of abuse on local democracy

Our call for evidence of abuse and intimidation of councillors was launched in October 2021. This report sets out the findings and recommendations for the future of local democracy.

Supporting council improvement – annual report 2021/22

This report provides an overview and summary of highlights from our 2021/22 council improvement support programme.

Sector-led improvement
Understanding local authorities view on road user charging system - front cover

Understanding local authorities' views on a national road user charging system

The LGA commissioned independent research to gather local government views, insights and priorities around a national road pricing system.

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National census of local authority councillors 2022

The LGA's ninth Census of Local Authority Councillors in England provides the most comprehensive, timely overview of local government representation and, with previous years’ data, how that has changed over time.

Research
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Nutrient and water neutrality: The impact of environmental protections on housing supply

The LGA commissioned Residential Analysts and Canal Street Research to investigate the potential impact of environmental protections on new housing delivery.

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Police Staff Council England & Wales handbook

The Police Staff Council (PSC) handbook, including June 2022 updates.

Workforce
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Future health challenges: public health projections - smoking

Smoking prevalence analysis: methodology summary by the LGA Research and Information Team

Get in on the Act Health and Care Act

Get in on the Act: Health and Care Act 2022

The Health and Care Act received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022. This briefing outlines what the Act covers and how it will impact local government.