This briefing examines the proposals to establish a new Commissioner, create a statutory definition of domestic abuse, and to allow courts to impose sentences taking account of the abusive behaviour involving a child, in the context of the government’s strategy to address this issue, and of pressures on public funding.
The briefing provides an overview of potential developments in university-local government relations in the light of major recent changes in both devolution and higher education policy landscapes
This briefing looks at the major challenges facing local government in contributing to the government's ambition for three million new apprenticeships in England to 2020; but also the opportunities to shape and delivery manage this important element of the skills and employment system.
This briefing summarises the Skills Commission report, 'Still in Tune? The Skills System and the Changing Structures of Work,' which considers how the UK economy and labour market have changed in recent decades, and the extent to which the UK’s skills system has kept up with that change. This briefing…
LGiU and Westminster Council evaluate the incentives in place for encouraging local economic growth.
Every year, the LGiU hosts a range of popular fringes at each of the three main party conferences, as well as a local government dinner. Find out more about our fringe programme here.
The review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) has moved on a stage, with the steering group issuing a general invitation to submit evidence, with a deadline of Friday 12 April. Information about the review and the call for evidence can now be found on the main government website.
Further information is emerging about the review of the public sector equality duty. While this indicates that some progress is being made, it is not yet clear how public sector authorities will be consulted, or if they will be consulted effectively. This briefing outlines recent developments and makes some comments…
In this review of provision for children and young people in 2012, the Children’s Rights Alliance recognises progress in some areas, but it also warns that in some other areas the government has not met the challenges for their welfare posed by budget austerity in the public sector.
The terms of reference for a review of the Public Sector Equality Duty were published on 28 November. The review, to be completed by April 2013, and conducted under the Red Tape Challenge, will look at all aspects of the duty with a view to amendment or diminution. This briefing…