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Celebrating 175 years of Directors of Public Health

Blog post from Councillor David Fothergill celebrating the achievements of Directors of Public Health and where it all started in 1847 when Liverpool became the first city in the world to appoint an officer of health.

Celebrating 175 years of Directors of Public Health

Debate Not Hate: Campaign toolkit

Our new toolkit outlines different ways councils and councillors can support the Debate Not Hate campaign objectives and take action.

Debate Not Hate: Campaign toolkit

Debate Not Hate: Council toolkit

Get involved: Councils can gain access to a suite of Debate Not Hate resources and templates.

Debate Not Hate: Council toolkit

Council guide to tackling modern slavery

This revised modern slavery guidance provides an overview of modern slavery and the UK framework for tackling it, and provides targeted sections for officers working in different council services to help them understand their specific responsibilities.

Council guide to tackling modern slavery

Death of Cllr Judi Billing

“For many years Judi worked tirelessly with us and her huge contribution to helping councils improve services for the many people who rely upon them, means she leaves a lasting legacy."

Death of Cllr Judi Billing

Behavioural Insights Programme showcase 2022

Our Behavioural Insights Programme showcase on sustainable travel and health inequalities highlighted the results and the impact of projects delivered as part of Phase 8 of our Behavioural Insights Programme.

Behavioural Insights Programme showcase 2022

Briefing note for councils and leisure providers – mitigating the impact of rising utility costs on leisure services

This briefing note on the impact of utilities on leisure services has been jointly produced by ukactive and the Local Government Association for councils and for operators running council-owned facilities.

Briefing note for councils and leisure providers – mitigating the impact of rising utility costs on leisure services

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 23 and 28 November 2022

We are deeply concerned that the proposed risk-mitigation measures in clause 71 of the Bill potentially give the Secretary of State significant powers to intervene in a local authority. There is a danger that the formula-based approach outlined in the Bill could impact more widely than intended.

Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill, Remaining Stages, House of Commons, 23 and 28 November 2022