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Weekly Policy Summary – 24th June

June 24, 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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Bus Services Bill

June 22, 2016

The Bus Services Bill has been eagerly anticipated, especially the provisions to give English local transport authorities outside London new powers to plan and manage local bus services. However, ministers have been criticised for restricting the powers to combined authorities with elected mayors. Read this briefing for an overview.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 17th June

June 17, 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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What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth – update

June 15, 2016

This briefing provides an update on the progress of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. It describes 11 reviews of evidence the Centre has undertaken in general terms and summarises the findings. It also describes two recent “toolkits” that the Centre has published in relation to these reviews.


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Queen’s Speech 2016 – devolution and local growth

June 13, 2016

The Queen's Speech 2016 included major bills on business rates retention, higher education reform, and substantial planning, transport, and digital economy measures. The challenges for local leadership teams remains constructing a coherent, tailored local approach to growth and devolution in the face of continuing inconsistencies and tensions nationally.


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What does the EU do, what is it for, and how does it operate?

June 13, 2016

Local economies, employment, migration, public service delivery and procurement, and regulation are all fundamentally affected by the EU. This highly topical report covers the EU’s history, key institutions, an overview of six key outputs of EU decision and a brief analysis of the euro and the Eurozone crisis.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 10th June

June 10, 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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Supporting teenage mothers and young fathers: Public Health England

June 10, 2016

Although there has been a significant reduction in teen pregnancies over the last decade, the high rate means this remains an important issue. This CSN Briefing looks at the latest evidence on what seems to work, and outlines the key elements in Public Health England’s new publication Teenage mothers and…


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