Topic: Crime, policing and community safety

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The immigration white paper

3 Jan 2019 in Briefings

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.


Swift Read: Dog fouling – a blight on the pavement

28 Nov 2018 in Briefings

Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are being used by councils? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using case studies and examples of the different schemes used by local authorities.


Joint inspectorate report: Growing up neglected

16 Nov 2018 in Briefings

The needs of neglected adolescents in the care system can be overlooked. Ofsted with the Care Quality Commission and the police and prison inspectorates have reviewed local practice for supporting older children finding the need for coordinated support for this often forgotten group.


Domestic abuse

6 Nov 2018 in Briefings

The government promised legislation to tackle domestic abuse in England. What will it look like? The Home Affairs select committee suggests the government needs to go significantly further than it intended and calls for stronger action from local government and other agencies for an increasingly common and dangerous crime.




DCMS: Civil Society Strategy

13 Sep 2018 in Briefings

The DCMS Civil Society Strategy brings together the public sector, private businesses, charities and volunteers to tackle social problems and build a fairer society. Commitments include £165m to support community organisations, youth employment, address financial exclusion trial participatory democracy techniques, harness ‘tech for good’, and develop smarter and more flexible commissioning, social finance and public service mutuals. Local authorities are acknowledged as key agents.


The Prospectus for 2019 Voter ID pilots: what you need to know

28 Aug 2018 in Briefings

The Electoral Commission report into the May 2018 voter ID pilots has been published. Councils may be considering whether to take part in any future pilot studies. What do they need to know? And what should they demand from any study in which they might be asked to participate?


The social housing green paper

20 Aug 2018 in Briefings

The long-awaited green paper on social housing has been published. Will it represent significant changes to how council housing is delivered, regulated and financed?


High street betting shops: reducing the risks

23 Jul 2018 in Briefings

Reducing the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals, found in betting shops on every high street, from £100 to £2 is a satisfying outcome to the review of the Gambling Act. The clustering of betting shops in the high street remains a problem.