- Call for Evidence: Business Rate Retention - closes Monday 26th September 2016
DCLG are currently running a consultation on Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention. The consultation is seeking views on the government’s commitment to allow local government to retain 100% of the business rates that they raise locally. Further information is available here.
Please see attached ASH’s draft response. Do use this to inform your responses should you find it helpful, but as it is a draft response please do not share it externally. The deadline for submission is Monday 26th September 2016.
- Call for Evidence: House of Lords Inquiry into NHS Sustainability – closes Friday 23rd September 2016
The House of Lords has established a committee looking into the long-term sustainability of the NHS. Further information can be found here. The committee has put out a call for evidence focusing on five key points, including prevention and public health and are requesting evidence from a diverse range of sources including local authorities and local NHS organisations . ASH will circulate our draft response in due course. The deadline for submitting evidence is Friday 23rd September 2016
PHE Teleconference: Tobacco standard packs – seizing the moment to support smokers to quit
Public Health England is hosting a telephone conference and question and answer session on Thursday 15th September 2016 (3.15pm – 3.45pm) to outline how standardised packaging will act as a powerful lever in helping to prevent future generations from taking up smoking, as well as in encouraging current smokers to quit. Please see attached an invite from PHE with details of where to register and how to dial into the conference.
National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT) Lifestyle Services briefing
The NCSCT have published a new Lifestyle Services briefing. This briefing takes a look at the evidence on whether integrated health behaviour (lifestyle) services are effective and cost-effective, and makes recommendations about how the commissioning of smoking cessation services should be approached in relation to other services tackling physical inactivity, poor diet and alcohol. It can be accessed here.
Presentations from the UKNSCC are now available online
The recordings of the main hall and presentations from the breakout sessions of the UKNSCC have been uploaded online so you can listen again and share them with your colleagues. They can be viewed online here.