Policy Briefings


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.


What is the Chartered College of Teaching?

May 10, 2017

The Chartered College is a new, independent organisation set up with the purpose of enhancing the professional status of teachers in England and improving their professional framework. This briefing looks at what it does and how local government can work with it.


Equalities: the impact of Brexit

May 9, 2017

One consequence of leaving the EU is to separate UK equality standards and protections from a fundamental EU set of principles and practice. This briefing considers the implications of this and how equalities and human rights could be protected during the process of departure and consolidation of permanent UK legislation.


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