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Weekly Policy Summary – 27th May

May 27, 2016

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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Early evaluation of the integrated care and support pioneers programme: final report

May 25, 2016

The Policy Innovation Research Unit has finished its first stage evaluation of the integration pioneer programme. PIRU concludes that it is too early to expect major progress from the pioneers, but the challenges of major new national policy initiatives and serious financial pressures could hinder rapid progress in future.


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Housing and Planning Act 2016

May 23, 2016

The Housing and Planning Act has been highly contentious. This briefing summarises and comments on the key provisions – such as permission in principle, the right to buy for housing association tenants, ‘pay to stay’ and the sale of empty high value council housing.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 20th May

May 20, 2016

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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On Your Radar April- May 2016, including commentary on the Queen’s Speech

May 19, 2016

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations. This edition focuses on the Queen’s Speech. This OYR is recommended especially for new councillors to get up to speed with the national agenda and what is happening in parliament and in select committiees.


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Queen’s Speech: 18th May 2016

May 18, 2016

The Queen has delivered her speech to Parliament setting out the Conservative Government’s programme for the next Parliamentary year. This briefing summarises the Bills contained within the speech.


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Early education and childcare costs, DfE economic assessment

May 17, 2016

As part of the DfE's strategic planning for the development of the childcare market to ensure there is sufficient provision to meet the Government's manifesto commitment to secure an additional 15 hours childcare a week for working parents of 3 and 4-year olds, the DfE has published an economic assessment…


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NAO: Entitlement to free early education and childcare

May 17, 2016

The National Audit Office (NAO) has conducted a study of the DfE's early years and childcare provision, especially in the light of plans to extend the free entitlement to provision to 30 hours a week for working parents of three and four year olds. The study looks at the successful…


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Devolution Deals – Governance and Engagement

May 16, 2016

How are devolution deals negotiated and evaluated and are communities and the voluntary sector involved? The two reports considered here from NAVCA and Locality, and from the Political Studies Association, consider these issues and make recommendations for local and central government to improve negotiation and involvement.


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