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The Health and Social Care Bill: Initial Analysis

This initial policy briefing outlines the main measures in the Health and Social Care Bill and discusses their implications for local authorities and the NHS.

England & Wales
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Second Reading of the Decentralisation and Localism Bill 2010

The Decentralisation and Localism Bill had its Second Reading on 17 January 2011. This briefing deals with the key elements of the Bill that will have an impact on localism. Other important elements will be the subject of separate briefings.

England & Wales
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NHS Operating and Outcomes Frameworks

The DH has published the NHS Operating Framework for 2011/12 and an Outcomes Framework setting out outcomes and indicators for the NHS Commissioning Board. This briefing summarises each Framework and briefly considers issues for local government.

England & Wales
Members

LGiU coverage of health reforms

For the convenience of members, this briefing provides links to all the briefings we have published on the health white paper, the public health white paper, the various subsequent consultation papers, and on responses to the reforms.

England & Wales
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Microgeneration strategy consultation

As part of a raft of announcements on climate change the Department of Energy and Climate Change is launching a consultation on microgeneration. Some of the issues of importance to councils are the role of planning, ESCOs, heat mapping and the Green Deal.

England & Wales
Members

Energy Bill

The Energy Bill was introduced on December 8th. Most of the legislation will enable implementation of the Green Deal a scheme which provides capital for energy efficiency that is paid back through utility bills

England & Wales