The Weekly Policy Summary is also available as a pdf. Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review on Wednesday, we produced a briefing for members, which covers all of the key announcements, as well as a press statement. Our analysis was covered in the Independent, Metro, MJ, Public Finance and LGC as…
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Funding pressures on social care are growing (to be eased somewhat by the precept announced by the Chancellor). The JRF report featured in this briefing investigates the impact of the proposed National Living Wage on the care sector and the costs and benefits of increasing pay to this level.
The impact of the existing right to buy and the implications for the proposed extension to housing associations
In the light of the government's commitment to extend Right to Buy to housing association tenants, the CLG select committee commissioned a review of literature and data on the operation of the existing RTB and to consider the implications for the extended scheme. This briefing summarises the report.
Today the Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his second spending review since 2010 and the first under a majority Conservative Government. The statement combines the Spending Review and the Autumn Statement.
This briefing looks at the Anti-Extremism Strategy and the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill, both published by the UK Government in Autumn 2015 to combat violent crime and terrorism.
Government initiatives over the last 20 years have encouraged schools to work together in partnership. The DfE has published an independent review of these developments which looks at what has happened and the effectiveness of the partnerships. This CSN briefing is on the DfE review.
This briefing reports on key developments on the HS2 project and related activities, including details of the interim evaluation report for HS1, focusing particularly on the local economic impacts. It also reports on the HS2 Hybrid Bill and developments relating to HS3, the proposed east-west high-speed rail link.
News Jonathan Carr-West will be on BBC Radio Merseyside throughout the day today, discussing the implications of last night’s vote by Liverpool City Region Councils on their devolution deal. Listen here. #Switchedon: It’s that time of year again, and this year LGiU wants to see to see the best of the…
The most contentious issue coming out of the 2015 budget was the proposal to cut tax credits. The DWP Committee report summarised here analyses the impacts on the income of working households, considers options for mitigating the effects, and highlights the difficulty of making structural changes to the proposals.
The recent reforms to the system for providing for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities commenced in September 2014. A number of studies dependent of the Government are looking at how the new system is being implemented especially in relation to other the Government's other reforms…