A round-up of activity from CLG during the Easter recess, with special reference to the Best Value: new draft statutory guidance – Consultation.
The “listening exercise” on NHS reforms will continue until the end of May. This briefing gives details of how to respond and summarises issues of particular interest to local authorities.
The government has announced the allocation of £3.2 million worth of grants to organisations such as the RTPI for them to support communities involvement in local planning. This briefing comments on the announcement.
The Commission on funding of care has published a summary of responses. They give a clear indication of opinion on key issues, such as free care versus a partnership model. This briefing comments on the main areas of contention and consensus.
The new research report 'Independent Ageing' analyses the relationship between councils and people who fund their own social care and recommends action for councils to improve advice and information to them.
In time for last week’s World Autism Day, the Government published new tools to monitor progress on the implementation of the Adult Autism Strategy for England and the statutory guidance on autism services. This briefing provides an overview.
NHS Modernisation – update on concerns and latest developments in pathfinder commissioning consortia
This policy briefing provides the latest information on opposition to elements of the Health and Social Care Bill, and on the implementation of pathfinder GP consortia.
Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Question Time (April) and other significant issues.
This briefing looks at the issues raised in the DCLG parliamentary questions session for April 2011 and other recent political developments.
This briefing outlines the new scheme, explains the topic for consultation which includes reconsideration of rejected applications, and notes an initial response from the organisation, Local Works.
LGiU chief executive Andy Sawford delivered a Powerful Ideas lecture on Thurs 7 April in the British Museum. This briefing contains the speech in full.