Policy Briefings

Will Brexit happen?

October 24, 2017

This is a LGiU Ireland briefing that we think will be of interest to English readers as it presents brexit from an Irish perspective. Speaking at a meeting of the Belgian Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Dr Peter Brennan of the Public Policy Advisors Network explains his current thinking on Brexit.


The UK 2017 General Election examined: income, poverty and Brexit

October 23, 2017

Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) report on the dynamics of the 2017 General Election analyses how people on low incomes and at risk of poverty voted, but also on whether concerns about immigration and brexit took priority over more traditional concerns about low incomes and economic inequality.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 20th October

October 20, 2017

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.


Help to Buy

October 19, 2017

Help to buy was launched by the government in 2013 to help more first-time buyers afford a home. By June this year, more than 134,000 purchases had been completed using £6.7 billion worth of equity loans.


Erasmus+ funding for young people: Brexit background information

October 18, 2017

The EU funded seven-year Erasmus+ programme aims to promote the growth of youth work, sport, training and education across Europe though exchange of students and other activities. Expenditure is currently about €130 million a year. This briefing describes the programme and looks at the possible effect of Brexit.


Regeneration: sense of place, participation and identity

October 17, 2017

This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects. 


Sport England: Tackling inactivity and economic disadvantage funding

October 16, 2017

The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage investment fund is open to organisations working with individuals from lower socio-economic groups wanting to use physical activity to improve lives and support positive change. This briefing will be of interest to local authority sports, leisure and public health commissioners, and community sport organisations.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 13th October

October 13, 2017

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.


Primary assessment in England: Update on DfE plans

October 11, 2017

The DfE has recently published plans for the future of assessment of primary aged children and those with special educational needs. This includes the end of the Key Stage 1 assessment to be replaced with a new Baseline Assessment and a new system for assessing children with learning difficulties.


National Audit Office Report on Homelessness

October 10, 2017

The NAO’s report deals with the causes and costs of homelessness, the response of local government to homelessness, and DCLG’s leadership in reducing homelessness. How effectively does DCLG work with local authorities to ensure that they maximise their ability to prevent and tackle homelessness?


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