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Housing and planning round-up August 2019

The August round-up includes government announcements, latest statistics, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is social housing.

England & Wales
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Offensive Weapons Act – is it enough?

The UK government ‘s Offensive Weapons Act gained Royal Assent in May 2019. This LGIU briefing outlines the key measures in the Act. This briefing will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for finance, young people in general and youth offending teams specifically.  

England & Wales, Scotland
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First 1000 days of life: Government response to Commons report

The Government has responded to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee report, First 1000 days of life, outlining a range of initiatives. MPs have debated the response: there remains some way to go to achieve an integrated strategy for children in the first two years of life.

England & Wales
Members

Planning: Past, Present and Future

Now that the Office of the Planning Regulator is up and running, this briefing provides an overview of some of the other important reforms that have been implemented over the past two decades in order to make the planning system fit for purpose now and in the future.

Ireland
Members

Swift Read: Brexit and local government – the Government responds

The Government responded recently to the recent HCLG committee report on brexit and local government. It says it has found strategic engagement with local government on brexit valuable and accepts all of the committee’s recommendations ‘in spirit and in principle’, but key detail and timescales remain unclear.

Scotland
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Health, public health and social care round-up: July 2019

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, key developments, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

England & Wales
Members

Densification and its objectors in Johannesburg, South Africa

What are the reasons and objectives behind the drive for densification in South African cities generally and Johannesburg specifically? This briefing describes the policies to achieve densification in the city, why they have engendered animosity from resident groups and how the city is handling these objections.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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DfE: Higher Technical Education consultation

Higher Technical Education sits between A-levels and the new T-levels and bachelor’s degrees. There is a shortage of people with such qualifications. The proposals support the Government’s aim of improving take-up of technical education to meet the needs of the economy and business.

England & Wales