Growing the Social Investment Market looks to develop the concept of a Big Society through expansion of the social investment market. Key to this is the establishment of a Big Society Bank. This brief outlines the strategy and comments on its main points.
Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?
This briefing considers the emerging role of building community capacity as a key element of adult social care, referring to the policy, guidance and good practice currently available.
The revised Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity places new restrictions on councils’ communications with the public. This briefing summarises its contents and highlights the key issues.
This briefing sets out the main provisions of the Welfare Reform Bill, heralded as the biggest reform to the benefits system since the creation of the Welfare State.
This briefing summarises and makes comments on the DCLG consultation on the Community Right to Buy-Assets of Community Value. It is one of a series arising from the Localism Bill.
The Localism Bill introduces a general power of competence which will replace the well-being power. This briefing compares the two provisions and points to key issues debated in the Bill Committee.
This paper outlines the Government’s strategy for trade and investment. It is among the first appearing under the Growth Review. It is important background for those developing strategies at local levels.
The Department of Health has published a mental health outcomes strategy with supporting documents, including an action plan for expanding talking therapies. This briefing examines the strategy paper.
CLG has published a consultation on the Community Right to Challenge. This briefing examines and comments on the paper and is one of a series looking in more depth at the Localism Bill.