Topic: Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance

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Youth Work Inquiry and the Youth Charter

22 May 2019 in Briefings

The Youth Work Inquiry sponsored by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Youth Affairs finds that youth work is both wanted and needed by young people today, and that youth services can respond not just to young people as individuals, but also to their wider communities. The briefing looks forward to the Government’s new Youth Charter.




New Councillors: advice and support

8 May 2019 in Briefings

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.


Local Elections 2019: the results

3 May 2019 in Briefings

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 across England by political party. […]




Off-rolling pupils – EPI research and the local authority response

24 Apr 2019 in Briefings

The unexplained disappearance (off-rolling) of approximately 50,000 a pupils from years 10 and 11 is a significant issue given that such children are known to have reduced life chances. This briefing looks at the methodology of the Education Policy Institute in calculating the number of off-rolled pupils. The local authority response is considered.


Virtual Schools and the quality of education – research evidence

18 Apr 2019 in Briefings

There are implications for learning styles, whole school organisation, and the funding of education with the increasing use of information technology in schools. This report looks at research done by the National Education Policy Centre into the educational effectiveness of virtual and blended schools.


Where next for the Northern Powerhouse?

1 Apr 2019 in Briefings

The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.