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Rough sleeping in England: where next?

Rough sleeping is falling in England but is still more prevalent than 12 years ago. An updated strategy reaffirms the government’s aim to end rough sleeping by the end of 2024, but will the measures proposed be enough? A new briefing looks at what is being promised.

England & Wales
Members & Global Local

A public challenge: Let’s talk about the lack of public toilets

The closure of public toilets in many countries over recent years has drawn attention to an existing issue of insufficient funds in relation to demand. This briefing highlights the problems facing local authorities in providing public toilets and outlines why these problems have an extremely damaging effect on people.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Scotland
Members

IFS-Deaton Inequality Review: Education inequalities

In August 2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on educational inequalities. This briefing deals with the largest of these, education inequalities.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Early years and childcare roundup – September 2022

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major reports, reviews, and consultations. This briefing mainly relates to England.

England & Wales
Members

Supporting Green Public Procurement implementation in Ireland

Green Public Procurement is a process where public administrations look to source goods and services with a reduced environmental impact. This briefing describes the work of the Environmental Protection Agency in Ireland to support the implementation of Green Public Procurement.

Ireland
Members

Housing and planning round-up September 2022

Rent is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the government proposing a rent cap in England and the Scottish government freezing private rents until next spring. Other topics include rough sleeping, shortages in construction, planning cuts and a challenge issued to yet another new housing secretary.

England & Wales, Scotland