Due to significant similarities between Estonian and the UK nations, in terms of demography and administrative structure, it is worth looking at how Estonians managed their Digital LocalGov Revolution.
This briefing summarises the London mayor’s draft housing strategy – which is of interest to the sector as a whole beyond London. It also looks at the strategy in relation to the housing proposals in last year’s Autumn budget.
We look here at the sector reports released by the government in December and also at reports taken from the EU Parliament’s website under the heading Brexit Impact. The EU reports give an insight into European perceptions and hence how these might shape negotiation objectives.
Why has productivity in the UK been in decline and what is being done to improve it?
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 provisional finance settlement was announced on 19th December 2017. Consultation closes on 16 January leaving very little time for local authorities to prepare their responses or to revise their spending plans. This briefing considers the key announcements.
The ‘real’ sharing economy concept built around non-profit cooperatives and community groups. Looking at the examples of equipment sharing, timebanking and garden sharing, it considers how councils can support it to thrive.
The DfE's Careers Strategy aims to improve careers provision in England and contribute to the government’s plan to make Britain fairer, improve social mobility, and offer opportunity to everyone.
The 2017 Social Mobility Commission report will be remembered for the one where all members of the Commission resigned soon after publication and the finding that “there is currently no overall national strategy to tackle the social, economic and geographical divide that the country faces”. This briefing looks behind the…
This briefing covers a report published in December 2017 by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) which examines trends in poverty and their causes in the UK over the twenty years since 1995-96.