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Reducing the harm of shisha and the need for better regulation: Local government policy paper

Reducing the harm of shisha and the need for better regulation

This local government policy paper sets out the various health and community issues caused by shisha smoking, including case studies from councils across England. It proposes steps that central government can take to strengthen and reform national legislation through introducing a shisha licensing regime.

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Regulatory services and net zero: mapping local levers

This interactive document has been designed to support councils in mapping the levers local regulatory services they have at their disposal to help deliver net zero ambitions.

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LGA guidance on locally set licensing fees

This guidance aims to help councils to 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.

Tackling gambling related harm - a whole council approach

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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LGA guidance note on drink spiking prevention

This short guidance note draws on examples of good practice in response to spiking allegations.

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Public protection services: councillor handbook

This handbook provides an overview of council environmental health, trading standards and licensing services which collectively fall under the broad theme of public protection services, and are part of a spectrum of place-focused protective services.

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Gambling regulation: Councillor handbook (England and Wales) updated guidance 2018 COVER

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.

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Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing Act 2003 - Councillor’s handbook (England and Wales)

Licensing makes a fundamental contribution to how our communities develop, live, work and relax. With the right tools, councils can use licensing to significantly improve the chances of businesses and residents moving to an area, whether in the heart of London or in a more rural district.

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Councillor Handbook: Taxi and PHV Licensing

This handbook will help you understand some of the key issues concerning taxi and PHV licensing. It is intended to be used as a starting point to explain some of the difficulties that can arise in this complex area of business regulation, but is not a replacement for the training provided by your own authority.

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

Approaches to managing the night-time economy

A resource for councils looking at ways to strengthen and improve the management of the night-time economy.

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