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England policy round-up – April/May 2022

Our brand new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government in England. This edition covers policy/research papers from April and May 2022, a period dominated by the cost of living crisis, the Queen’s Speech and the local elections.

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Parliamentary update: May 2022

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.  

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Housing and planning round-up May 2022

Housebuilding is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the government unveiling possible changes to the planning system in England as part of the Queen’s speech. Other stories cover homelessness, private renting, rent arrears and permitted development.

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Health, public health and social care round up: April 2022

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

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Scotland policy round-up April 2022

This monthly policy round-up is essential reading and provides a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland from government and research sources. From urban planning to finance, climate change to education, these publications will help to shape and inform policy and delivery of services in Scotland.

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Global Local Think Tank Review

This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on housing and planning issues in the wake of Covid-19 along with the latest research on Covid-19 recovery in a variety of areas. There are also reports covering extremism and war in light of events in Ukraine and some insights into water infrastructure from the US.

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Oireachtas report: Easter 2022

A busy month in the Oireachtas was topped off with a stirring speech to both Houses of Parliament by President Volodymyr Zelensky. This briefing covers this address and other important issues being addressed by the members of the Oireachtas in what are hugely challenging times.

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Flooding in Australia: councils supporting each other

Parts of Australia have suffered devastating flooding in recent weeks. In this article, we highlight how the local government family have rallied to support afflicted councils, acknowledging uncertainty over state and national relief measures.

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Housing and planning round-up April 2022

Regulation is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the government unveiling a draft bill giving tenants more say over how social housing operates in England. Other news include deaths among rough sleepers, rent rises, fire safety and community housing schemes.

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