Policy Briefings



Kirklees Democracy Commission

September 12, 2017

This briefing provides a summary of the landmark report by the Kirklees Democracy Commission, Growing a stronger local democracy from the ground up. Against a background of concerns about disengaged citizens and divisions in society, Kirklees Council established the Commission to investigate how to ensure that Kirklees has a healthy…


IFS Report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017

September 11, 2017

This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation


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Weekly Policy Summary- Friday 8th September

September 8, 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.


Pause Project: reducing the number of children taken into care: DfE evaluation

September 7, 2017

The Pause Project provides intensive support to women who have had children forcibly removed into care. It aims to reduce the number of children the women may have taken into care. This briefing is on a DfE commissioned evaluation of the Pause Project which shows success and financial savings.


Brexit and employment

September 5, 2017

This briefing sets out potential implications and policy issues relating to Brexit and employment. It is structured in two broad areas: issues relating to the workforce and issues relating to the workplace.



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Weekly Policy Summary- 1st September

September 1, 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.