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Health profile for England: 2018

October 17, 2018

Health is about more than the NHS. The annual health profile from PHE illustrates emerging trends in public health, provides forecasts for key indicators and data, including on health inequalities, morbidity rates, children’s health and the effects of an ageing population

DfE research: rollout of 30 hours free childcare

October 16, 2018

Four DfE commissioned pieces of research have been published which consider the 30-hours of free childcare available to working parents covering the LA role in securing the extra provision, take up and satisfaction of parents, and the views of providers. Overall, the importance of good quality provision is highlighted.

Housing and planning round-up October 2018

October 15, 2018

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 social housing.

HCLG Committee Report: Land Value Capture

October 11, 2018

The issue of securing uplifts in land value associated with public policy interventions is difficult and controversial. However, it is important for infrastructure investment accompanying development, including housing development. A recent HCLG Committee report, and this briefing, reflect the issue’s complexity and associated controversies.

Access to elections: tackling disability

October 9, 2018

Evidence has been accumulating that many challenges and barriers are built into the electoral process for people experiencing disabilities. While some measures have been taken to address mobility and visual issues, those with learning difficulties or mental illness are facing particular obstacles that are not yet being addressed.

Prosperity and Justice: a plan for the new economy

October 4, 2018

The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)’s Commission on Economic Justice has been working for nearly two years on proposals for fundamental reform of the British economy. We look at its final report here.

DfE research: Secondary school choice and selection

October 3, 2018

DfE publication ‘Secondary school choice and selection’ looks at how parental choice and admissions vary across different English cities, and for different socio-demographic groups within those cities, and the relationship to social mobility and equality of access.

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