This policy briefing summarises and comments on recent reports from Skills for Care on developing the workforce to implement the vision for adult social care.
This briefing looks at the government’s plans to abolish police authorities and introduce directly elected Commissioners and local Police and Crime Panels. It identifies the key areas of debate and the importance of the reforms to local councils.
This briefing summarises new policy, research and publications issued in April and May that relate to social care and health.
The recent announcement on the fourth carbon budget will have significant implications for local government: this briefing analyses the announcement and summarises the relevant context.
This briefing considers two new reports on the Big Society: Unshackling Good Neighbours - from the Task Force to cut red tape for the third sector; the second, from ACEVO, Powerful People Responsible Society.
This policy briefing summarises a survey by the Dilnot Commission on public views about funding; it also discusses the recent legal challenge to raising eligibility criteria.
The House of Lords is holding an inquiry into behaviour change as a means of implementing government policy. One aim is to consider whether local authorities have sufficient expertise to ensure interventions are evidence-based and effective
The Government has accepted all the recommendations of the Wolf Review of vocational education. Its response describes a programme of significant reform, and indicates a timetable for implementation between now and September 2012.
This briefing summarises and comments on a newly published overview of the Community Infrastructure Levy from the Department for Communities and Local Government.