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Thriving at Work: the Stevenson/Farmer Review

20 Nov 2017 in Briefings

Thriving at Work explores the significant cost of poor mental health to the economy and recommends that all employers, regardless of size or industry, should adopt six “mental health core standards” that lay basic foundations for an approach to workplace mental health.

On Your Radar November 2017

16 Nov 2017 in Briefings

On Your Radar November provides information on relevant government consultations, select committee inquiries and legislation. We also look at the current political agenda and the implications for local government in the immediate and longer term.

A review of business rate revaluations

14 Nov 2017 in Briefings

Business rates were revalued in April 2017 and a further rise in business rates is planned for April 2018. What could be the impact of revaluation and will the 2018 rise go ahead?

The IFS Autumn 2017 Pre-Budget Report

13 Nov 2017 in Briefings

This briefing deals with a report, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines options for spending in the context of the government’s aims for deficit reduction ahead of the next Budget on 22 November 2017.

Race Disparity Audit

9 Nov 2017 in Briefings

In August 2016, Theresa May launched an audit of racial diversity in public services. The audit’s initial report, published on October 2017, was headline news. What does the audit tell us about diversity and what does it say about the way forward for the public sector on this crucial issue? .

The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

7 Nov 2017 in Briefings

The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy will form part of the forthcoming industrial strategy, and shows how the government will work towards meeting the fifth carbon budget. This briefing summarises and comments on the strategy and sets out some of the key proposals by sector, including local government.

Help to Buy

19 Oct 2017 in Briefings

Help to buy was launched by the government in 2013 to help more first-time buyers afford a home. By June this year, more than 134,000 purchases had been completed using £6.7 billion worth of equity loans.

Regeneration: sense of place, participation and identity

17 Oct 2017 in Briefings

This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects. 

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