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 swift read considers how the public service measures in the budget meet the funding needs described in CIPFA's recent Performance Tracker. It is the second of three LGiU Budget 2018 briefings.
The government promised legislation to tackle domestic abuse in England. What will it look like? The Home Affairs select committee suggests the government needs to go significantly further than it intended and calls for stronger action from local government and other agencies for an increasingly common and dangerous crime.
This report from the NPI and the Lloyds Bank Foundation traces the impact on service-level spend across services, between types of local authority and between areas. It finds some significant disparities underneath the headline figures, which raises questions about the sustainability of local services to tackle disadvantage.
In this year’s State of Care report, the CQC found that, overall, most people in England were able to access good quality health and care services in 2017-18 and there was a small improvement in performance.
The Government is introducing new services to support the mental health of children and young people including school and college-based support and additional NHS capacity. This briefing on the examination of these proposals by the Commons Education and Health and Social Care committee and the Government’s response.
The Performance Tracker is a valuable overview of the funding and performance of services across the public sector. Social care and the prison service are (predictably) identified as causes for particular concern: - efficiencies have not kept pace with rising demand and both lack credible plans to control future spending.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons. LGiU brings member the key announcements for local government by policy area.
The Secretary of State for Education has outlined his thinking on social mobility calling it a moral imperative to ensure progress for all, but especially for the most disadvantaged, and is fundamental for a strong, highly skilled, productive economy.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies produces a Green Budget just before the Chancellor’s Budget. It provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. We focus here on what the IFS has to say on the key issues of the economy and public finances.