Topic: Welfare and Equalities

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Housing and planning round-up January 2019

16 Jan 2019 in Briefings

This month’s round-up features the report from the Independent Commission on Social Housing, and includes data on right to buy and deaths of homeless people, the building safety review, faster planning decisions and the latest consultations.


JRF Report: UK Poverty 2018

7 Jan 2019 in Briefings

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.


Civil Society Futures: the independent inquiry

20 Dec 2018 in Briefings

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.



Housing and planning round-up December 2018

13 Dec 2018 in Briefings

Fire safety, homelessness, sales of social housing and the future of the planning system all feature in this month's housing and planning round-up. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering high street planning, classifying second homes as holiday lets and shared ownership schemes


Equity in Education: OECD and DfE research

7 Dec 2018 in Briefings

OECD and DfE-commissioned research have looked at the life chances of young people as they progress through the education system and the factors which assist or otherwise as they progress into work. The reports raise serious issues for local and national government about our education and welfare systems can support more equitable outcomes.



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.


Housing and planning round-up November 2018

14 Nov 2018 in Briefings

Private renting, homelessness, universal credit and the Letwin review of housebuilding all feature in this month's housing and planning roundup. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering the leasehold system, regulation in Scotland, and classifying second homes as holiday lets.