Briefings

Filter

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
Members

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
Members

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
Members

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – consultation document

The prevention green paper was published in the very last days of Theresa May’s tenure as prime minister. It describes a large range of initiatives and actions to be implemented in the 2020s, many of which will be of interest to local authorities as leaders of local public health.

England & Wales
Members

School Sport and Activity – Government Plan

The plan aims to provide school pupils in England with greater opportunities to access at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity every day including strengthening the role of physical activity within a young person’s daily routine, providing guidance on how teachers and parents can play their part, and promoting a joined-up approach to…

England & Wales
Members

Sure Start Children’s Centres – update

At its peak, there were 3,600 Sure Start Children’s Centres in England which brought together a range of services designed to improve the life chances of the youngest children and their families including early education and childcare, health visitors, parenting classes, welfare to work guidance and playgroups. This briefing provides an update on the programme.

England & Wales, Scotland