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.
The overall emphasis of the White Paper is on increasing the supply of housing over the longer term, primarily through changes to the planning system. This briefing focuses firstly on the more immediate housing issues and then on the key issues for planning.
The future of the natural environment after the EU referendum: a report from the Environmental Audit Committee
This recent Environmental Audit Committee report examines the implications of leaving the EU for the UK’s environmental and land management policies and discusses the potential impact of Brexit on farming and the natural environment in the UK. The report calls on the Government to introduce a new Environmental Protection Act
The DfE is revising the distribution arrangements for the Hugh Needs Block of the Dedicated Schools Grant, worth £5.6 bn annually. This briefing is on Stage 2 of the consultation which finishes on 22 March.
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.
The National Audit Office has examined whether the DfE plans for school funding are 'sustainable' following the £3 bn efficiency gain which schools are expected to achieve by 2020 along with other pressures on school budgets, which schools currently have surpluses/deficits, intervention in schools in financial difficulty, and which spending…
An overview of the Industrial Strategy Green Paper, together with considerations which may assist local government in responding to the consultation
The full extent of Britain’s choice to leave the EU will be felt over a number of years following the vote. However, issues such as the social impact and cohesiveness in our town cities and schools are already being felt
By exploring the legislative and structural elements that shape municipal level government in Canada and local government in Ireland and the UK, this briefing considers the most accessible layer of government in each country and comments on the challenges that local government faces more broadly in a globalizing political climate.
Most of the main provisions of the Policing and Crime Bill made it to the statute book intact, but with some significant changes, including extending to CA mayors the ability of PCCs to take on the function of Fire and Rescue Authorities and some new clauses in relation to licensing.