In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality, described as a “five-year study of the inequalities in society”. This latest briefing covers ‘The distribution of public service spending’ report, published in May 2023.
Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: The NSW Budget, a national digital ID scheme, and how to address industrial food waste.
This briefing examines the background and current situation with drug use in our society, and looks at the role of local authorities, as custodians of public health and community leaders, in addressing various challenges presented by drug addiction in our local communities.
Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: Outstanding council climate initiatives, barriers to first home ownership, and issues with Australian diets.
Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: A $1 billion Energy Security Corporation, best practice in local truth-telling, and record waiting times in NSW hospital emergency departments.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
Every UK government since 1992 has identified obesity as a major health problem. Yet despite numerous strategies, targets and institutional reforms, obesity keeps on rising. This briefing examines the failure of government policy in this regard, and what policymakers – at national and local level – should do next.
This briefing contends that combined authorities have the potential to enhance the strategic role of local government whilst also helping district, unitary and county councils to develop local service delivery. The briefing examines existing practices in London, Manchester, the West Midlands and other combined authority areas.
Sharing the preliminary findings from Finland’s social and healthcare reforms, this briefing highlights opportunities for learning from the current experience, especially with regard to financial impacts.
What is the future of residential and nursing home care? Shining a light on market sustainability plans
This briefing describes a decade of developments in the market shaping of adult social care, with particular reference to care home provision. It examines a small sample of market sustainability plans and identifies common themes. It also proposes three fundamental approaches that underpin market shaping.