Policy Briefings

Creating walking cities

October 9, 2017

It is now widely recognised that walking has a key role to play in addressing many of the serious public health concerns facing cities. This briefing summarises a range of reports on walking and looks at examples of what is being done to create places which are attractive for pedestrians.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 6th October

October 6, 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.



Local government and the media: how to handle bad news

October 5, 2017

Bad news is sometimes unavoidable. This briefing looks at how councils can work effectively with the media when faced with bad news or a crisis, including tips for elected members and officers on how to ensure the local authority remains in charge of the situation.


Brexit Update: September 2017

October 3, 2017

This brexit update focuses on the negotiations process, Theresa May’s Florence speech, EU nationals, issues from Scotland and the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, the EU Withdrawal Bill and local government and brexit.


Health, public health and social care round up: September 2017

October 2, 2017

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.


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Weekly Policy Summary – 29th September

September 29, 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.



Data Protection: step change or revolution?

September 28, 2017

New rules will provide for secure handling of increasingly large amounts of personal data in a rapidly changing environment. This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the General Data Protection Directive to individual rights, and summarises the governance mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which councils must comply.


Job creation for inclusive growth in cities

September 25, 2017

This Joseph Rowntree Foundation sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth. Demand side policies seek to raise the level and enhance the quality of demand for labour in a city economy, increase labour demand for specific groups, and improve the quality of jobs.


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