RIBA’s report Ten Characteristics of Places where People want to Live is a response to Letwin’s Independent review on new house building. Although RIBA’s report supports the importance of good design, varied housing and tenures, it goes further to suggest a direct link between design quality and build out rates.
The DfE has produced updated advice for schools on supporting the mental health of children and also research on school-based policies on mental health and wellbeing of children and access to local services.
This briefing considers the the use of underground waste management systems in Europe and their benefits and disadvantages.
This briefing summarises and comments on the NHS Long Term Plan in relation to local government.
The annual report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) on poverty trends in the UK considers the impact on children, pensioners and people in work.
The government’s white paper on immigration, published on December 19 2018, sets out how ministers see immigration controls operating from 2021. It is written on the assumption that the UK leaves the European Union at the end of March, with a transition period following until the end of 2020.
The annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) education and skills report, now done with Pearson, is based on a survey on businesses of all sizes. It provides insights into what British business wants, where improvements in current arrangements are required, and lessons for local government in working with local employers.
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.
Civil Society Futures, a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society, aiming to provide a clear vision for the role of civil society in England over the next ten years, has been published. We summarise and comment on this comprehensive report in this briefing.
Ofsted’s Annual Report covers inspection evidence from early years, schools, children’s social care, and further education and skills as well as the inspectorate’s advice to government. Change was mostly positive but schools ‘stuck in a cycle of poor performance’ unregistered schools, reduction in LA funding, and parents taking responsibility were…