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.
The government has announced details of its proposals to reform the funding of council housing in the Localism Bill and in more detail in ‘Implementing self-financing for council housing’. This briefing summarises and comments on the proposals.
The Government has set out its contribution to community-led local regeneration. It sees a significant role for local authorities. This briefing provides a summary and highlights a Select Committee inquiry on the new approach.
The Health and Social Care Bill is extremely important for councils. This briefing gives more detailed analysis of the Bill's provisions that impact on local government and comments on whether it strengthens local democratic accountability.
This briefing summarises and comments on the interim report of the progress made by the DWP, working with five councils, in developing new solutions to address specific problems of worklessness.
A select committee has questioned some of the provisions in the government's draft Code of Recommended Practice on Local Authority Publicity. This briefing reports on the findings and gives an update on the introduction of the revised Code.
The Department of Health and Department for Transport commissioned this resource to help local areas take account of health issues when developing local transport plans.