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Weekly Policy Summary- 24th Feburary

February 24, 2017

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.


NAO Financial Sustainability of Schools

February 22, 2017

The National Audit Office has examined whether the DfE plans for school funding are 'sustainable' following the £3 bn efficiency gain which schools are expected to achieve by 2020 along with other pressures on school budgets, which schools currently have surpluses/deficits, intervention in schools in financial difficulty, and which spending…



Social Cohesion Post Brexit

February 21, 2017

The full extent of Britain’s choice to leave the EU will be felt over a number of years following the vote. However, issues such as the social impact and cohesiveness in our town cities and schools are already being felt



Policing and Crime Act 2017

February 20, 2017

Most of the main provisions of the Policing and Crime Bill made it to the statute book intact, but with some significant changes, including extending to CA mayors the ability of PCCs to take on the function of Fire and Rescue Authorities and some new clauses in relation to licensing.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 17th February

February 17, 2017

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.


Update: DCLG-LGA working groups on 100% Business Rate Retention

February 16, 2017

DCLG and LGA have set up working groups to consider details of the proposed 100% Business Rate Retention system. This briefing provides a digest of and comment on their work since the July 2016 consultation on the system, grouping the papers by issue.



The Future of Jobcentre Plus: Work and Pensions Committee Report

February 15, 2017

The report by the Work and Pensions Committee into the future of Jobcentre Plus covered the planned on-going co-location of JCP offices with other local services, such as council benefit teams and health services, and a process of devolution of employment services to combined local authorities and devolved governments


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