Policy Briefings


DWP Worklessness Co-Design: Interim Report

February 7, 2011

This briefing summarises and comments on the interim report of the progress made by the DWP, working with five councils, in developing new solutions to address specific problems of worklessness.


Publicity Code: Select Committee Question Revisions

February 4, 2011

A select committee has questioned some of the provisions in the government's draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity. This briefing reports on the findings and gives an update on the introduction of the revised Code.





Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management in England

January 25, 2011

This briefing highlights important consultations that will shape the new National Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Strategy for England, and clarify future roles, responsibilities and funding.




Second Reading of the Decentralisation and Localism Bill 2010

January 18, 2011

The Decentralisation and Localism Bill had its Second Reading on 17 January 2011. This briefing deals with the key elements of the Bill that will have an impact on localism. Other important elements will be the subject of separate briefings.