The Committee finds evidence of “a system that is close to breaking point”, with budget overspends and the use of reserves normal in most local authorities leading councils to prioritise mandatory services and make cuts to early intervention services.
Millennials are set to make up 50% of the UK’s workforce by 2020 with Generation Z following close behind. This briefing explores these changes and looks at the ways in which local authorities can adapt in order to attract and retain younger talent.
What are the main issues dominating local government and what could happen over the next period – though predictions are perhaps rather problematic at the moment given the current nature of politics.
This month's round-up includes the latest news on homelessness, permitted development, new housing permissions, and ongoing consultations.
The Timpson review of school exclusion looks at who is excluded from school, and what can be done to reduce exclusion. The Government response accepts the proposals.
Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.
Being elected as a councillor is exciting, but can be overwhelming. This briefing is a taster of what the LGiU can help you with and what will be useful to focus on in your first weeks in your new role.
A DfE call for evidence (to respond by 31 July) seeks information on the financial arrangements supporting special educational needs and disability provision, and alternative provision, and not on the level of funding. EPI and IPPR have done papers on funding the issue.
Tackling illegal traveller sites has always been highly contentious for councils. The Home Secretary has set out draft measures to make it easier to remove travellers from land they should not be on and also plans to consider making it a criminal offence to set up illegal encampments.
248 councils across England went to the polls yesterday, including many district councils, metropolitan districts and various unitary councils. LGiU live blogged the elections from start to finish – thanks to those who joined us on the live blog and on Twitter. This briefing covers the net gains and losses…