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Growing the Social Investment Market: A Vision and Strategy

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.

England & Wales
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Prospects for local government: 2011 and beyond

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?

England & Wales
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The Welfare Reform Bill

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.

England & Wales
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Community Right to Buy consultation

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.

England & Wales
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General Power of Competence

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.

England & Wales
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Trade and Investment for Growth White Paper

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.

England & Wales
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New mental health outcomes strategy

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.

England & Wales
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Right to Challenge: CLG consultation

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.

England & Wales