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IFS Report: Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?

This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.

Scotland
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The 3rd National Report of NOAC

This briefing paper examines the third national report produced by NOAC (National Oversight and Audit Commission) relating to the level of local authority tenant customer satisfaction.

Ireland
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Swift Read: Men’s sheds – a safe haven

Men’s Sheds offer a community space for older (usually retired) men to work on projects, make new friends and get out of the house. This Swift Read outlines some case studies of Men’s Sheds across Scotland and their benefits.

Scotland
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Clean Air Strategy 2018

The eagerly anticipated Clean Air Strategy is out for consultation. The Strategy includes measures on transport, in the home, industry and farming. This briefing focuses on transport and the home given their higher relevance to local authorities.

England & Wales
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Social Mobility and Social Justice update

Improving social mobility remains a priority for the government. New Social Mobility Commission members are being appointed following a Commons Education Committee recommendation, and the government's response, to expanding the Commission and widening its scope to include social justice.

England & Wales