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Local government capacity survey: IT

This report is in response to heads of IT highlighting challenges in recruiting, developing and retaining staff across all IT disciplines, and increasing pressures facing IT teams. All heads of IT in all English councils were asked to complete an online survey.

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2G/3G switch off impact survey

The Local Government Association conducted a survey of local authorities to identify the impact of the UK’s mobile network operators’ confirmation to the Government that they do not intend to offer 2G and 3G mobile networks past 2033 at the latest.

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Building a Cyber Resilient Service: A Guide for Directors of Children’s Services

Building a cyber resilient service: A guide for directors of children’s services

This document aims to support directors and their senior team to develop proactive, protective strategies and capabilities to enhance the cyber resilience of their service; some recommendations are technical, some organisational and some are about your people.

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Make It Local: local government's vital role in addressing economic activity

The LGA commissioned Shared Intelligence to research and review national and local opportunities in tacking economic inactivity both place-based and support for people.

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LGA guiding principles underpinning equality, diversity and economic inclusion in employment and skills

Based on our analysis and discussions with local government, through a series of roundtable events, this paper sets out below six guiding principles to realise economic inclusion to employment and skills opportunities, and the key role we would like to see local government play.

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Repurposing shopping centres: Review and best practice guide

The LGA is eager to identify how it can assist councils to decide on whether to, how to or when to acquire its shopping centres, and therefore commissioned this study to identify best practice lessons that can be used to aid councils in their decision making and future involvement.

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Supporting the integration of Local Enterprise Partnerships

The Local Government Association (LGA) commissioned Shared Intelligence (Si) to provide support for councils and combined authorities undertaking Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) integration and to share good practice and learning.

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Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) focus group: thematic summary

Three focus groups made up of Economic Development Officers were held between December 2022 and January 2023 to explore how councils are working to improve equalities in employment and skills outcomes to encourage economic development for their communities. The groups aimed to develop understanding by capturing the thoughts and experiences of those working to advance this agenda.

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The Local Government Digitalisation Almanac

A comprehensive guide for councillors and officers with simple steps, practical examples and resources to support councils on their digitalisation journeys.

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Landline switchover readiness survey 2022

In August 2022 the LGA and PCH’s Digital Switchover Working Group conducted a readiness survey to gauge councils’ position on awareness, planning, and implementation of the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN).

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