Our new 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 right to buy.
The MHCLG Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper committed the Government to reviewing the Home Education. Where it is not done well, home education can further reduce social mixing and risk exposing children to harmful views and practices. The review seeks views on the registration of children educated at home, the…
Swift read: Top Secret – the buck stops here: councillors, senior officers and sensitive information
For councillors, handling confidential and sensitive information can be a challenge. We look briefly here at the key issues and the legislative context.
This briefing looks at council tax increases across types of local authorities, the social care precept effect and what may happen in 2019-20
The DfE is revising the standards which independent schools must meet to comply with their registration requirements in response to calls for greater regulatory powers in the Integrated Communities Strategy and resolve inconsistencies in standards and regulation between different types of schools.
The government is currently consulting on changes to the NPPF. We examine here proposals relating to housing delivery and affordable housing, place-making, transport, conservation and sustainability.
The Parliamentary Select Committee for Work and Pensions has produced two reports on the assessment process for PIP and EAS. The Committee's inquiry prompted an unprecedented response from the public, much of it reporting on individual experiences.
Migration levels have become a high profile issue over recent years and there are concerns over how well migrants are integrating into British life and the increasing levels of prejudice and hate crime. The government launched its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper in March 2018.
The DfE has launched a programme to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for children with additional needs and those living in challenging circumstances covering an external review of school exclusions which commences (evidence call closes 6 May); reforms to alternative provision; and a review of outcomes and support for…
Twelve Local Delivery Pilot (LDP) areas, described here, will receive an investment of up to £100 million over the next four years to trial innovative projects to build healthier and more active communities as part of the UK’s national strategy Sporting Future.