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Disability and Incapacity Benefits and Universal Credit

ESA claimants will be among the single largest claimant group within managed migration to Universal Credit. What are the implications of migration for this very large group of people? Recent reports have given some idea of the scale of the transition and how it varies among local areas.

England & Wales, Scotland
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21st Century Working: meeting the challenges of a changing workplace

Millennials are set to make up 50% of the UK’s workforce by 2020 with Generation Z following close behind. This briefing explores these changes and looks at the ways in which local authorities can adapt in order to attract and retain younger talent.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
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Taking Control: Which Taxes Could be Devolved to Local Government in England?

How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.

Ireland
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Housing and planning round-up May 2019

This month’s round-up includes the latest news on homelessness, permitted development, new housing permissions, and ongoing consultations.

England & Wales, Scotland
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School exclusion: Timpson review and DfE response

The Timpson review of school exclusion looks at who is excluded from school, and what can be done to reduce exclusion. The Government response accepts the proposals.

England & Wales, Scotland
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The Irish Option – Changing the Way Councils Respond to Travellers

Tackling illegal traveller sites has always been highly contentious for councils. The Home Secretary has set out draft measures to make it easier to remove travellers from English land they should not be on and also plans to consider making it a criminal offence to set up illegal encampments.

Scotland
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Adaptation actions in cities: what works?

Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland