Demand for mental health services is at an all-time high with organisations issuing warnings of the real impact this is having on children, adults and staff. The government have recently committed to prioritising mental health with a series of measures aiming to transform mental health services. Is this working?
What are the main issues in the mayoral election for Greater Manchester and what does the campaign tell us about the future of devolution and the role of the new mayors?
How has local delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant progressed and how can it be improved? A recent report Our Community - Our Covenant and a House of Commons Library briefing paper, Support for UK Veterans, look at funding, good practice and recommendations for improvement.
There are growing concerns about the lack of funding available for local transport –road maintenance and road safety, and the discrepancy between funding for local roads and the Strategic Road Network. Two recent reports set out the impact of significant budget cuts in recent years and call for urgent action.
This briefing provides an overview of a report produced by the think tank, IPPR, called 'Total Transport Authorities: A new deal for town and rural bus services'.
The Conservative manifesto made a number of commitments related to transport, particularly on significant investment in new infrastructure. How have these commitments been taken forward since the election and what are the prospects for transport after the autumn spending review?
Our full analysis of the 2015 LGiU/MJ survey results on the state of local government finance. Jonathan Carr-West provides his commentary.
Three separate reports have been published in the last two months regarding better roads conditions. The reports are: the LGA's ‘Better Roads for England’; the Government’s 'Response to the Transport Select Committee's report on Better Roads: improving England’s strategic road network', and a report from environmental campaigners, which makes the…
The Transport Planning Society (TPS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) have produced a new report setting out the key role transport planning can play in meeting the pressing challenges the nation will face over the next 20 years. This briefing will be of interest to elected…
England and Wales should have the same devolved powers as Scotland and that power should be held locally.