The Health and Social Care Bill is extremely important for councils. This briefing gives more detailed analysis of the Bill's provisions that impact on local government and comments on whether it strengthens local democratic accountability.
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.
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.
The Department of Health and Department for Transport commissioned this resource to help local areas take account of health issues when developing local transport plans.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in December and January that relate to health and social care.
Published on 20 January 2011, the Department for Transport’s white paper Creating Growth, Cutting Carbon – Making Sustainable Transport Happen presents the government’s strategy for transport provision.
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.
This initial policy briefing outlines the main measures in the Health and Social Care Bill and discusses their implications for local authorities and the NHS.
This good practice report from the Commission for Rural Communities aims to ensure Local Enterprise Partnerships reflect and include rural economic interests.
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.