Policy Briefings

Time for Change: Social Mobility Commission Report

July 12, 2017

The Government's Social Mobility Commission's Time for Change report on 'socially divided' Britain offers five key lessons which include making social mobility a central government goal by focusing on long term progress, allowing changes to take effect, and playing an interventionist role in regional development.


Navigating media and communications for councillors

July 11, 2017

The briefing provides an introduction to media and communications for councillors, describing how councils commonly involve councillors in media coverage. It covers some legal issues and describes the ways in which councillors can use the media and direct communication, giving tips on identifying news stories and speaking to journalists.


SCIE research on integrated health and social care 2020

July 10, 2017

SCIE’s research for the Department of Health considered what excellent integrated health and social care should look like in 2020 and tested out the Integration Standard with national and local users. It examines the government’s timetable for integration across England by 2020.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 7th July

July 7, 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.


Food for children – update

July 6, 2017

This briefing is an update on state (school) and charitable meals provision for children using two recent reports which show the need to ensure children and families receive adequate nourishment if they are to benefit from education and not go hungry both in school and in school holidays.






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Weekly Policy Summary – 30th June

June 30, 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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