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?
There are parts of the UK where there are growing numbers of second homes, holiday homes and increasingly Airbnbs. Both the benefits and costs are often disputed: we consider evidence about their impact on housing, public services and communities in this briefing.
DfE research Childrens Social Care what LAs think Summary In May 2018 the DfE published its Children’s Services Wave 3 research report. The report sets out findings from the third wave of the DfE Children’s Services Omnibus Survey. This survey explored senior local authority leaders’ perceptions and activities relating to…
In light of increases to the NHS budget, the forthcoming social care green paper, and a new Secretary of State, this policy briefing considers options for the future funding of adult social care.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s technical consultation on the Finance Settlement asks just four technical questions, covering the four-year settlement, proposals for new business rates pilots, the New Homes Bonus baseline, council tax referendum principles and proposals for dealing with the problem of negative revenue support grant
The age which young children at the start of primary education is complex and has changed frequently over time, and so has the educational provision. This briefing unpacks recent changes by looking at a recent DfE research report on delaying admission for summer born children.