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Taxi and PHV licence publication front cover

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.

Get in on the Act Domestic Abuse Act 2021

Domestic Abuse Act 2021 (Get in on the Act)

The Domestic Abuse Act was first introduced in the House of Commons in the 2017-19 parliamentary session. Following the 2019 General Election, the Government re-introduced the Bill on 3rd March 2020, it completed its parliamentary stages on 27 April 2021 and received Royal Assent, becoming law, on 29 April 2021.

Front cover Modern slavery in local government supply chains

Modern slavery in local government supply chains: transparency statement guidance and procedures

To accompany existing guidance on Modern Slavery transparency statements, this guide is aimed to give you practical advice on how to draft your first statement; what to include; where to publish it and how to avoid some of the common pitfalls as well as offer some practical procedural suggestions when carrying out supply chain due diligence.

Scrutiny, counter-extremism and the Prevent duty COVER

Scrutiny, counter-extremism and the Prevent duty

This guidance focuses on the role of local authorities, and those with whom they work directly. Their response to the threats from terrorism and extremism are driven in part by national policy, and in part by more local concerns – particularly around community cohesion and integration.

Taking a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime: case studies COVER

Taking a public health approach to tackling serious violent crime: case studies

In this guide, we have pulled together a series of case studies to highlight some examples of best practice across local government.

resumption of live sport

Resumption of live sport - brief guidance note

This note provides a brief overview of councils’ regulatory responsibilities where there is a relevant sports ground in their area, to assist senior officers and members in seeking assurance on this issue. More detailed guidance for operational leads has been developed by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA).

Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19 COVER

Accessing support: the role of the voluntary and community sector during COVID-19

The purpose of this document is to provide councils and their community and voluntary sector partners with a briefing on the role and contribution of the community and voluntary sector and the use of volunteers in local and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Councillor guidance on emergency response structures

This short note has been produced as a supplement to our earlier Local Government Association (LGA) councillor guidance on the COVID-19 outbreak and sits alongside our new COVID-19 workbook for leaders and cabinet members.

Tackling domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic front cover

Tackling domestic abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic

An overview of domestic abuse and how councils can provide help and support to victims during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as tackle perpetrators’ abusive behaviour.

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Tackling labour abuse and modern slavery in the hand car wash sector

It has been said that modern slavery is hidden, but often in plain sight. Hand car washes are a good example of this and have been a particular area of focus. In recent years, the sector has become common in our high streets and communities, but local residents may be unwittingly using victims of labour exploitation or even modern slavery to wash their cars.