Policy Briefings

Andy Sawford gives Powerful Ideas lecture

April 8, 2011

LGiU chief executive Andy Sawford delivered a Powerful Ideas lecture on Thurs 7 April in the British Museum. This briefing contains the speech in full.

Future of local public audit: new consultation

April 4, 2011

The future system for local public audit will be crucial for councils. This briefing examines the options in the new consultation. There will be implications for councillors on current audit committees.

Services for people with dementia

April 4, 2011

Following recent NICE guidance and the Care Quality Commission’s annual report on the state of care, this briefing provides information on dementia and good practice in preventing it and supporting people with dementia and their carers.

Budget 2011: The Plan for Growth

April 1, 2011

This briefing sets out the most important measures announced in Budget 2011 meant to support growth. It ends with an assessment of their likely impact.

NICE: public health and local government

March 31, 2011

This briefing outlines the current role of NICE, the work it does on public health and its relevance for local government and the likely impact on this work arising from the Health and Social Care Bill.

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