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Future of local public audit: new consultation

The future system for local public audit will be crucial for councils. This briefing examines the options in the new consultation. There will be implications for councillors on current audit committees.

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Services for people with dementia

Following recent NICE guidance and the Care Quality Commission’s annual report on the state of care, this briefing provides information on dementia and good practice in preventing it and supporting people with dementia and their carers.

England & Wales
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Budget 2011: The Plan for Growth

This briefing sets out the most important measures announced in Budget 2011 meant to support growth. It ends with an assessment of their likely impact.

England & Wales
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NICE: public health and local government

This briefing outlines the current role of NICE, the work it does on public health and its relevance for local government and the likely impact on this work arising from the Health and Social Care Bill.

England & Wales
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Consultation on Equality and Human Rights Commission

The government is consulting on changes to how the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will operate. The reforms will have implications for local authorities where they work in partnership with the EHRC.

England & Wales
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Recovery Britain: ESRC report

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has published a report Recovery Britain presenting findings from recent research on the long-term effects of the recession and the social and economic ramifications of the recovery.

England & Wales
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Budget 2011

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has today given the 2011 Budget statement to the House of Commons. This briefing sets out the initial announcements relevant to local government from the Budget with specific briefings to follow.

England & Wales
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Local authority resource review: content and comment

The long-awaited terms of reference of the local authority resource review have been announced. This briefing sets out the content and comments on the difficulties of delivering greater financial autonomy whilst maintaining fairness between councils.

England & Wales