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Procurement Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 28 November 2022

Our primary concern is that the Bill will significantly limit public bodies from using the current vertical and horizontal procurement exemptions, which enable councils and public sector bodies to enter into collaborative arrangements to run efficient public services.

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Procurement Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 28 November 2022

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

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'Transforming Public Procurement' programme and the Procurement Bill – update and guidance documents

Following the appointment of a new Cabinet Office ministerial team, dates for the resumption of the Procurement Bill’s passage through the House of Lords have now been confirmed. Committee stage sittings were held on Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 October 2022. The Bill will now pass to the report stage, followed by the third reading stage, before moving to the House of Commons later in the autumn.

'Transforming Public Procurement' programme and the Procurement Bill – update and guidance documents

LGA responds to NAO air quality report

“For their part councils are doing what they can to address this issue. This includes creating more clean air zones, installing clean air monitors in pollution hotspots, encouraging more cycling and walking in their communities and electric vehicle charging infrastructure to make air cleaner for our children and grandchildren."

LGA responds to NAO air quality report

LGA responds to latest children in need statistics

“It is absolutely vital that the Autumn Statement ensures that children’s services are adequately funded so councils can meet this rising demand and ensure children and their families get the support they need, as soon as they need it."

LGA responds to latest children in need statistics

Art UK public sculpture digitisation programme

Art UK’s unprecedented photography and digitisation project has resulted in the UK’s collection of over 14,000 public sculptures and monuments being freely available to view and search online for the first time ever.

Art UK public sculpture digitisation programme