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On Your Radar February 2020

How different is the new government from the previous one and how could this affect local government? We consider here ‘levelling-up’, the reshuffle, devolution in the 2020s, the new select committees and local government funding.

England & Wales
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The changing world of work: future work

Technology is transforming our lives. Work is changing and future livelihoods are at stake. With in-work poverty and insecurity rising, and average pay still recovering to pre-crisis levels, ‘good work’ and productivity are high on the political agenda in the UK. What will future work look like?

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Is local government now getting more coverage in the media?

After a decline in local government reporting during the past decade, journalists are returning to council meetings with the BBC’s LDR scheme. How does LDR work, is it delivering more local government coverage, and what type of stories are most likely to be reported?

England & Wales, Scotland
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Ofsted Annual Report 2018-19

This briefing is on Ofsted’s annual report, formally known as The Annual Report of the Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills 2018-19 (21 January 2020) as well as the Ofsted press release Chief Inspector warns against pursuing success without substance and a regional breakdown of stuck schools

England & Wales
Members

Local Government in Spain

This briefing is one of a series looking at local government across the world. It outlines the development of Spain’s administrative and democratic structures (including changes to the constitution) and the influence they have had on local government, and institutions at a local level.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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Local authority housing in England

Councils are building more housing, but the overall number of homes owned by local authorities continues to fall. Housing waiting lists are increasing, along with overcrowding. We look behind key statistics published in recent weeks to see how the sector is looking at the start of a new decade.

England & Wales
Members

The English Indices of Deprivation 2019

This briefing deals with the latest release of the English Indices of Deprivation 2019 (IoD2019) which was published in September 2019. This briefing will be of interest to officers and members in all types of authority in England with an interest in wellbeing, economic development, and poverty reduction.

England & Wales
Members

Swift Read: Independent living for disabled adults in Scotland

Independent living can be defined as ‘disabled people of all ages having the same freedom, choice, dignity and control as other citizens at home, at work and in the community’. Enabling disabled people to live as independently as possible should be a core focus for local authorities, influencing decision making.

England & Wales, Scotland