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Housing for older people

This report from the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee on housing for older people makes a number of recommendations which recognise the scale of diversity in older people’s housing needs and preferences; it concludes that a national strategy is required rather than the current piecemeal arrangements.

England & Wales
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High street betting shops: reducing the risks

Reducing the maximum stake on fixed odds betting terminals, found in betting shops on every high street, from £100 to £2 is a satisfying outcome to the review of the Gambling Act. The clustering of betting shops in the high street remains a problem.

England & Wales
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Findings from the HaPAI Positive Ageing Survey

Last month the Healthy and Positive Ageing Initiative (HaPAI) launched their Local Indicators for Ireland. In this briefing we’ll give a bit of background to the research, and focus on some of the points and issues discussed in three key areas covered at the launch that are likely to be useful for local government: participation,…

Ireland
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IFS Report: Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?

This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.

Scotland
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Clean Air Strategy 2018

The eagerly anticipated Clean Air Strategy is out for consultation. The Strategy includes measures on transport, in the home, industry and farming. This briefing focuses on transport and the home given their higher relevance to local authorities.

England & Wales
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Securing an EU workforce deal that works for public services – CIPFA report

Brexit has wide ranging implications for the future public sector workforce. CIPFA’s Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has published a report which examines options for how the Brexit agreement could protect the needs of UK public services after Brexit.

England & Wales