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National Graduate Development Programme - council information pack

National Graduate Development Programme 2023/24: Council information pack

LGA at the Green Party Conference: 6 - 7 October 2023

The LGA's publication for the Green Party Conference taking place in Brighton.

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Councillor workbook – Scrutiny

This workbook has been designed to provide councillors with insights and information on the 'overview and scrutiny' function of councils to assist them in their role as a councillor.

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A Smoother Ride: Reviewing the Bus Services Act 2017 to empower local areas

Local government know their communities and their transport needs best. This joint report between the LGA and Urban Transport Group (UTG) reviews the provisions of the Bus Services Act and contains recommendations for legislative change as well as quick wins that could better support bus services in our communities.

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LGA in Parliament 2022/23

The LGA in Parliament report highlights a vital part of our role as the voice of local government, working with parliamentarians as we seek to inform debates, the scrutiny of legislation that affects local government, and shape the reports of select committees and All-Party Parliamentary Groups.

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Renewable Energy Good Practice Guidance 2023

Most local authorities already have some experience of renewable energy generation, usually through building mounted solar PV systems.

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Bridging hotels and homelessness for Afghan households research report

To monitor homelessness pressures caused by the closure of bridging hotels for Afghan nationals, in August 2023, an online survey was sent to 44 councils in England with bridging hotels in their area.

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The 12 components of effective coalitions

This guidance framework outlines the 12 key components of effective coalitions and includes a development tool for councillors, officers and regional teams to use in developing their own local arrangements.

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Early education and childcare: Changes and challenges for the future

This policy paper was developed based on a range of discussions with stakeholders across councils to understand what local authorities believe they need to see change so they can effectively deliver on their sufficiency duty for early years education and childcare. It explores the challenges in the current system facing local authorities, providers and parents and it looks at what might work going forward.

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Shining a light on early years nutrition: The role of councils

Bremner & Co were commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) to capture learning from councils across England about nutrition in early years settings. This report examines the relationship between councils and all early year settings - maintained, Private and Voluntary Institutions (PVIs) and childminders.

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To deliver priorities for the public the Government needs to #MakeItLocal

Make It Local

By the start of 2025, we will have had a general election. This is a moment of opportunity.


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