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Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round up: February 2015

March 3, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


radar dish

On Your Radar February-March 2015

March 3, 2015

On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months.


cup of tea

Weekly policy summary – 27 February

February 27, 2015

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


Colouring pencils, education, school

Paint, abstract

Career, job, scrabble, employment, hiring

Improving Access to Work: Work and Pensions Committee report

February 25, 2015

The Improving Access to Work for disabled people report highlights the value of the AtW programme, but also concerns about its administration and coverage. The briefing will be of interest to officers and members working in human resources, equalities and the local economy and to trade unions and disabled employees.


children walking to school

Funding, housing, houses, building

The Elphicke-House report on housing delivery

February 24, 2015

The Elphicke report, "From statutory provider to housing delivery enabler" argues that councils should take on a more central role in enabling the delivery of new housing by a variety of providers. This briefing will be of particular interest to everyone with responsibility for housing, planning, finance and growth.


Early years provision toddler young child education

Two-year olds in school – DfE commissioned research

February 24, 2015

DfE commissioned research on two-year olds in schools on setting up and development of provision, models of delivery, and staffing and financial sustainability. Includes checklists for schools, local authorities and the DfE.


cup of tea

Weekly Policy Summary – 20 February

February 20, 2015

This week at LGiU, we published the results of our finance survey in collaboration with MJ. We've also got one free member ticket available for an upcoming event on economic growth.


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