This report from the NPI and the Lloyds Bank Foundation traces the impact on service-level spend across services, between types of local authority and between areas. It finds some significant disparities underneath the headline figures, which raises questions about the sustainability of local services to tackle disadvantage.
In this year’s State of Care report, the CQC found that, overall, most people in England were able to access good quality health and care services in 2017-18 and there was a small improvement in performance.
The Government is introducing new services to support the mental health of children and young people including school and college-based support and additional NHS capacity. This briefing on the examination of these proposals by the Commons Education and Health and Social Care committee and the Government’s response.
The Performance Tracker is a valuable overview of the funding and performance of services across the public sector. Social care and the prison service are (predictably) identified as causes for particular concern: - efficiencies have not kept pace with rising demand and both lack credible plans to control future spending.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons. LGiU brings member the key announcements for local government by policy area.
The Secretary of State for Education has outlined his thinking on social mobility calling it a moral imperative to ensure progress for all, but especially for the most disadvantaged, and is fundamental for a strong, highly skilled, productive economy.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies produces a Green Budget just before the Chancellor’s Budget. It provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. We focus here on what the IFS has to say on the key issues of the economy and public finances.
The government’s Road to Zero Strategy sets out plans to meet the pledge of banning all new petrol and diesel cars by 2040. A number of other reports suggest that the government needs to do far more to support the roll-out of electric vehicles.
Two years after the Government’s Childhood obesity: a plan for action was published, three reviews have been published which demonstrate the need for a whole systems approach which involved both schools and local government.
The McKinsey Center for Government report: Delivering for Citizens – how to triple the success rate for government transformations
McKinsey’s research has found that only 20 per cent of large-scale, transformational government change efforts fully succeed in meeting their objectives. Their recent report sets out five disciplines that they state can more than triple the chances of transformation success.