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New Zealand local government and common themes with local government globally

May 23, 2017

This briefing is one of a series covering global local government. It provides an overview of local government in New Zealand, focusing on the funding of New Zealand local government and on the challenges it faces, some of which are common to sub national government globally, including in the UK.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 19th May

May 19, 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.



General Election 2017: Labour manifesto For the Many Not the Few

May 16, 2017

This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides a summary of key proposals in Labour’s manifesto. We will also be publishing briefings on the manifestos of the Conservative Party and on the smaller parties, followed by some analysis of the localism proposals across the parties.


Disability employment gap: Work and Pensions select committee findings

May 16, 2017

The Work and Pensions Committee’s report into the government’s commitment to halve the "disability employment gap" assesses the scale of the challenge and the likely effectiveness of employment support and benefit policies. The major challenge of reducing the gap will be crucial for whatever government is elected on 8 June.


New councillor? Catch up with the key issues

May 15, 2017

This briefing is to introduce our new councillors to our briefings service and to some of the key issues we are covering currently. It could be useful to more long-standing councillors as well of course and to officers involved in induction.


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Weekly Policy Summary-12th May

May 12, 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.


General Election: electoral issues for local authorities

May 11, 2017

This election briefing covers essential issues for local authorities during the pre-election period: the implications of the publicity code, the position of elected members, and use of premises by candidates.



Enabling Social Action

May 10, 2017

In February 2017, The Office for Civil Society published six documents which they had commissioned from the New Economics Foundation. These resources are designed to help commissioners and other public sector leaders embed social action in commissioning.


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