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Weekly Policy Summary – 17 April 2015

April 17, 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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Serious Crime Act 2015: Part 5 Protection of children

April 16, 2015

The Serious Crime Act 2015 contains additional provisions to protect children from sexual exploitation, female genital mutilation, sexual communication and cruelty. This briefings describes the new legislation, some of which commences on 3 May 2015.


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Manifestos: Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats

April 16, 2015

It is clear that there has been a positive change to attitudes to devolving power to more local levels – but is it enough to guarantee transformation? We consider key points here from the manifestos - on devolution and other key areas like health and social care integration and housing.


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Sport and mental health: tackling stigma and promoting community wellbeing

April 14, 2015

One in six people experience a mental health problem every day. A large bank of research and evidence shows that physical activity can be as effective as medication in treating depression. This briefing highlights the evidence and examples of good practice. Councils have a crucial role in this agenda.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 10 April 2015

April 10, 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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Infrastructure Act 2015

April 9, 2015

This briefing provides for an overview and selective report of the Infrastructure Act 2015 which received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015. The changes introduced by this Act, most of which will come into force at a later date, are intended to make the delivery of a range of infrastructure…


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

April 8, 2015

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications. The briefing covers: •major developments in March •health and social care reform and finance •public health reform and practice •health and social care quality and practice.


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Housing: pre-general election special

April 7, 2015

Housing has risen up the political agenda since the 2010 general election. We look here at what we know so far about the housing proposals of the UK wide parties before their manifestos are published.


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