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Weekly Policy Summary – 3 July 2015

July 3, 2015

You can also view this briefing as a .pdf. Provider failure: This week LGiU ran the final development workshop in the social care provider failure contingency planning project. Two pieces of related guidance on market shaping and market sustainability have also been recently published. To get access to that or…

classroom, pencils, teaching, education, children

Blue white spiral - health care round up

Health, public health and social care round-up: June 2015

July 2, 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.


Individual Electoral Registration: the latest news

July 1, 2015

The Electoral Commission report 'Assessment of progress with the transition to Individual Electoral Registration' (June 2015) recommends that the end date for the transition to Individual Electoral Registration [IER] remains at December 2016. This briefing is on the report.

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Weekly Policy Summary, 26 June 2015

June 26, 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 other events and DCLG activity.

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Ofsted inspection – new Common Framework

June 25, 2015

Ofsted has produced a new common framework for inspecting early years settings, schools, and FE colleges and training providers. This Policy Briefing describes the new framework.

Pencils, school, education, early years

Coasting Schools – a literature review

June 24, 2015

The 'coasting' school has recently become an objective of political debate although the term has been is use in educational administration for over 15 years. This Policy Briefing provides a review of the recent debate.

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Modern Slavery Act 2015

June 23, 2015

This briefing summarises and analyses The Modern Slavery Act 2015, which provides law enforcement agencies with stronger legal tools to stamp out modern slavery.

Manchester, city, growth, devolution, night, economy

Enhanced devolution 2015-20 – Building the case

June 23, 2015

In the light of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill, how should local authorities shape and progress proposals for enhanced devolution? This briefing explores key issues raised by the Bill and wider decentralisation announcements of the new government, and considers how local government might respond to them.

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