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Immigration Update July 2017

July 25, 2017

This briefing provides an overview of current UK immigration policy and of the status of EU citizens currently in the UK: it ends with a brief summary of the options available for future immigration policy.



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Weekly Policy Summary: 21st July

July 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.


Place Matters

July 20, 2017

What is a sense of place and why should it matter to every local authority and how can councils foster a positive sense of place? This briefing provides an introduction to a future series of briefings exploring place and planning, wellbeing, the arts, engagement, regeneration and new places.


Teacher workload update 2017

July 20, 2017

Government recognition of the excessive hours worked by school teachers in 2014 has led to a number of initiatives to reduce burdens . This briefing looks at them and how they might improve working conditions for teachers and assist the retention of teachers in the profession.


Violence Against Women and Girls: the Queen’s Speech

July 18, 2017

This briefing examines the proposals to establish a new Commissioner, create a statutory definition of domestic abuse, and to allow courts to impose sentences taking account of the abusive behaviour involving a child, in the context of the government’s strategy to address this issue, and of pressures on public funding.


Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) area inspections – overview

July 18, 2017

Since April 2016, Ofsted and CQC have been inspecting local areas to assess how well the new arrangements for Special Educational Needs and Disability (under the Children and Families Act 2014) are being implemented; 31 local areas have been inspected and this briefing takes an overview of the inspection letters…


Homelessness in England

July 17, 2017

Homelessness has been increasing for most of this decade. This briefing looks at the latest quarterly statistics that show an increase in the number of families housed in temporary accommodation, including bed and breakfast. It also outlines new duties and responsibilities due from next year under the Homelessness Reduction Act.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 14th July

July 14, 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.


Brexit update June-July 2017

July 13, 2017

Today the Repeal Bill was published. This will be the most significant legislation for decades and among the most contentious. We consider why here and also update members on the negotiations, citizens rights, other brexit bills and what is happening in local government and also in Scotland and Northern Ireland.


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