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Weekly Policy Summary, 22nd May

May 22, 2015

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.


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The Homelessness Monitor: England 2015

May 21, 2015

The Homelessness Monitor, funded by Crisis and the JRF, analyses the impact on homelessness of the economic downturn, the effects of welfare and housing reforms and key emerging trends.


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New Legislation: Review of decisions and religious observances

May 20, 2015

Two pieces of legislation received Royal Assent before the end of the last parliament – one concerning increasing accountability over local authority decisions on events and the second putting beyond doubt that councils can include prayers at their meetings, and support, facilitate or be represented at religious or similar events.


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Preventing violent extremism (update)

May 19, 2015

Preventing extremism is going to be a high profile issue in this parliament. This briefing outlines key points for local government from the Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015 and looks ahead at proposed anti terrorism legislation.


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Weekly Policy Summary, 15 May 2015

May 15, 2015

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 local government people moves, other events and DCLG activity.


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Local Healthwatch: progress and promise

May 14, 2015

The Kings Fund was commissioned by the Department of Health to evaluate the progress of local Healthwatch (LHW) in the first 18-21 months of operation, and to make recommendations for future progress. These include recommendations for local authorities as LHW commissioners.


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Service Transformation Challenge Panel

May 13, 2015

This briefing summarises and comments on two publications: a report on service transformation published by the Service Transformation Challenge Panel in November 2014, and the Government's response to it published in March 2015.


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