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Tackling gambling related harm – a whole council approach

This publication provides an overview of problem gambling, and how councils can begin to try to help local residents who are impacted by it.

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Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales)

The LGA has updated its councillor handbook on gambling to coincide with local authorities revising their statements of licensing principles ahead of publication in January 2019.

Councillor development
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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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Open for business: LGA guidance on locally set licence fees

This guidance aims to help councils understand the full breadth of issues that should be considered when setting local licence fees in order to meet legal obligations and provide the necessary reassurances to local businesses.

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LGA trading standards review: summary report

The LGA has published the summary report from its review of trading standards services.

Public health and the licensing process

This report outlines the findings of an online survey which asked Directors of Public Health in England about the introduction of a public health objective within the Licensing Act.

Research
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Deregulation Act 2015 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and further information on the Local Government Association (LGA) campaign work.

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Deregulation Act 2015 (Get in on the Act)

An introduction to the Act and further information on the Local Government Association (LGA) campaign work.

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Open for business

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Get in on the act: Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 explained

The LGA has produced 'Get In On The Act', a helpful guide to complement the recently passed scrap metal legislation. This short guide outlines implications of the Scrap Metal Dealer's Act for councils and the work the LGA undertook as the Bill progressed to help secure its safe passage. This publication was originally published in April 2013.