Policy Briefings

Analysis of the Brexit vote

October 13, 2016

Two recent reports look at data associated with the EU Referendum. The JRF report analyses the voting patterns in depth, in terms of poverty, place and the individual characteristics of voters. The two reports emphasise how the national picture aggregates a complex, interlinked series of factors for individuals and communities.


Social care for older people: Home truths

October 11, 2016

This report by the Kings Fund and the Nuffield Trust considers changes in local authority spending on social care for older people within the context of pressures relating the NHS, finance, the workforce, demand for services and the viability of providers. It also makes radical suggestions for the future.


Business Improvement Districts

October 10, 2016

Many BIDs have now been operating for over a decade and are demonstrating success, maturity and professionalism. With funding pressures, local authorities are looking at the potential for BIDs to provide capacity to those areas where it is increasingly difficult for them to support with their dwindling resources.


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Weekly Policy Summary: 7th October

October 7, 2016

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.


What is Inclusive Growth?

October 6, 2016

Inclusive growth refers to a type of economic growth that benefits everyone. The idea of inclusive growth has emerged amidst growing concerns about rising global inequality and a perception that economic growth does not automatically 'trickle down' to benefit all echelons of society.


Improving delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant

October 5, 2016

How has local delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant progressed and how can it be improved? A recent report Our Community - Our Covenant and a House of Commons Library briefing paper, Support for UK Veterans, look at funding, good practice and recommendations for improvement.



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The Good Childhood Report 2016 – Children’s Society

October 4, 2016

The Children's Society annual reports on children's wellbeing focus on what young people says about themselves and not on a basket of objective indicators. The 2016 Report explores children's wellbeing and links to mental health and local neighbourhoods.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 30th September

September 30, 2016

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.


Neighbourhood Planning Update: Autumn 2016

September 29, 2016

The government is giving more weight to neighbourhood plans and refining the role of local planning authorities through what it calls ‘streamlining’ reforms. New regulations come into force on 1 October. Ministers have launched a consultation on further changes set out in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill published on 7 September.


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