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Housing Review: October 2019

In what will be a mainly Brexit-free review, we look at some of the issues that may have escaped attention when all eyes were focused on the 31st October. The one item, however, that will surely have been picked up by anyone interested in housing will be the announcement by Eoghan Murphy TD, Minister for…

Ireland
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The IFS 2019 Green Budget

This briefing deals with the IFS 2019 Green Budget which the IFS normally publishes  about a month before the Government’s annual Budget; the 2019 Green Budget was published on 8 October 2019, six days before the announcement on 14 October of a 2019 Budget for 6 November, which has since been postponed. This briefing will…

England & Wales, Scotland
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Housing and planning round-up November 2019

November’s housing and planning round-up includes government announcements, latest statistics, major reports and ongoing consultations. This month’s ‘big issue’ is fire safety, following publication of the report of phase 1 of the inquiry into the fire at Grenfell Tower in 2017.

England & Wales
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JRF Report: Poverty in Scotland 2019

This briefing deals with a short report on Poverty in Scotland by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), analysing poverty trends in Scotland and examining how the Scottish Government can use its new powers to reduce poverty further.

Scotland
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Financial Inclusion Monitor 2019

The UK has relatively low rates saving and high rates of problem debt, but more people than ever have access to a bank account, according to the financial inclusion annual monitoring report which presents data on the economic situation and employment, as well as access to financial services and products.  

England & Wales, Scotland
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Careers and enterprise education in schools and colleges: 2019 report

The Careers and Enterprise Company’s State of the Nation 2019 report finds careers education is improving overall with over half of schools running regular encounters with employers. Disadvantaged areas are among the highest performing in the country on careers education but great variation in the level and quality of careers education throughout England.

England & Wales
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Oireachtas Review: November 2019

Alongside an overview, November’s Oireachtas report focuses on the political controversy of so-called “Votegate”, and covers a recent piece of legislation in more detail: Housing (Regulation of Approved Housing Bodies) Bill 2019.

Ireland
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International Students and Local Government Planning

As more students choose to study internationally, local governments can positively address the impact of international students on cities. This briefing showcases how local government in three cities in Scotland, England, and Australia incorporate international students into their strategic planning to reap significant benefits to local areas, such as promoting investment and addressing demographic concerns.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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The Grenfell Inquiry

The initial phase of the Grenfell public inquiry was keenly anticipated. We summarise the key points here, some responses to it, and look ahead to phase two.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Who cares for the carers?

This briefing details key findings from the Survey of Adult Carers in England published in June 2019 and the Nuffield Trust analysis of these findings published in August 2019.

England & Wales