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Education Act 2011

Contains a summary of the provisions of the Education Act 2011

England & Wales
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Localism Bill gains royal assent

A brief note outlining some of the key elements in the new Act and future LGiU briefings on localism.

England & Wales
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Localisation issues in welfare reform: CLG Committee report

The CLG Select Committee's report into the proposed changes to the discretionary social fund, council tax benefit and housing benefit is very critical of the plans. The changes will have serious implications for all councils.

England & Wales
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Health Select Committee Report on Public Health

This briefing summarises and comments on the Health Committee’s report into public health which includes recommendations directly relevant to councils and highlights crucial financial issues such as the scale and distribution of the public health budget.

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Flood risk management in England – NAO report

This briefing summarises and comments on the recent NAO report on flood risk management. The report highlights concerns that the reform laid out in the 2010 Act may be difficult to implement, with clear implications for local authorities.

England & Wales
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On Your Radar November 2011: new monthly briefing

On Your Radar is a new monthly briefing that looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months.

England & Wales
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Health and wellbeing boards – a new resource for local government

Fiona Campbell, one of the authors of a new LGA resource for health and wellbeing boards and a regular contributor to LGIU briefings, discusses the findings of the research she and Christine Heron carried out in developing the resource.

England & Wales