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Weekly Policy Summary: 21st April

April 21, 2017

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.



100% Business Rates Retention: Further consultation

April 18, 2017

The government’s further consultation on the design of the reformed business rates system runs until 3 May. It covers resets, pooling, Local Growth Zones, appeals, tier splits, the safety net and the central list. This briefing sets it in context, describes it and comments on it.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 13th April

April 13, 2017

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.


DfE Early Years Workforce Strategy

April 13, 2017

The DfE has published an Early Years Workforce Strategy to support the delivery of good quality early years provision for all children from birth to five years including the extension of 'free' childcare to 30 hours a week for children of working parents. A number of actions are proposed to…


A major road network for England

April 12, 2017

‘A major road network for England' proposes adding an additional 3,800 miles of local authority controlled A roads to the Strategic Road Network in order to form an 8,000 mile Major Road Network, which would carry 43 per cent of England’s traffic on four per cent of its roads.


Brexit, climate change and energy policy: what next?

April 11, 2017

The UK’s environmental legislation has been heavily influenced by the EU and the task of transposing EU legislation into domestic law is a huge practical challenge. Without a strong economic agent championing its interests, the environment may “fall through the cracks”.


The Investigatory Powers Act and local government

April 10, 2017

We examine the Investigatory Powers Act here, particularly as it applies to local authorities, and also police forces and fire and rescue authorities. It also briefly explores the history behind the legislation, providing a basic understanding of how the legislation changes the current surveillance laws affecting public authorities.


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