This briefing reports on key developments on the HS2 project and related activities since September 2017. It includes an overview of recent government decisions relating to the second phase of HS2, an update on the progress of the enabling legislation for the project and a roundup of other related developments.
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The long-awaited green paper on social housing has been published. Will it represent significant changes to how council housing is delivered, regulated and financed?
The Commons Education Committee report 'Forgotten children' finds that alternative provision (AP) is seen as a forgotten part of the education system, side-lined and stigmatised as somewhere only the very worst behaved pupils go. However, this is not the case, but the quality of provision is far too variable. And…
Tourism has often been pointed to as a possible source of income, jobs and development in more deprived areas of the UK. However, it presents its own opportunities and challenges. This briefing examines some of the advantages and disadvantages of encouraging tourism, particularly in more rural or remote areas.
Our monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is supported housing.
An overview of the 'Strengthened LEPs' review published by the government on July 24 2018, and implications for local government leadership of local growth.
‘Fostering better outcomes’ is the DfE’s response to two reports on improving local authority fostering of children covering improving the experience of children in foster care, greater stability, giving more responsibility to foster parents, better ways of matching parents to children, and new approaches to commissioning foster placements.
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.
This briefing deals with the NAO’s June 2018 report on the roll out of Universal Credit. It will be of interest to officers and members in all types of authority concerned with in welfare reform, poverty reduction, and employment.
The proposals in the white paper will be discussed with the EU negotiators during the summer as a package with the negotiations about the terms of UK’s withdrawal. Time is short. What are the key points raised and the challenges posed by the white paper?