Policy Briefings

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Weekly Policy Summary- Friday 8th September

September 8, 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.


Pause Project: reducing the number of children taken into care: DfE evaluation

September 7, 2017

The Pause Project provides intensive support to women who have had children forcibly removed into care. It aims to reduce the number of children the women may have taken into care. This briefing is on a DfE commissioned evaluation of the Pause Project which shows success and financial savings.


Brexit and employment

September 5, 2017

This briefing sets out potential implications and policy issues relating to Brexit and employment. It is structured in two broad areas: issues relating to the workforce and issues relating to the workplace.



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Weekly Policy Summary- 1st September

September 1, 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.



Fairness Commissions: an enabling approach to local government?

August 31, 2017

In recent years, local authorities in the UK have established ‘Fairness Commissions’ to develop policies to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality at a local level. This briefing explores how they might support civic wellbeing in a more enabling state.


Developing commercial approaches

August 30, 2017

Councils are adopting increasing levels of commercial practice, including establishing arms-length trading companies. This briefing considers how to approach developing these, often complex, arrangements.



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Weekly Policy Summary- 25th August

August 25, 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.


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