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Early years and childcare round-up November 2021

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.

England & Wales Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up November 2021

Housebuilding is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with a government-backed commission recommending that more homes be built away from southeast England. There is also news on homelessness, damp and mould, building safety, digital planning, and the launch of Scotland’s latest national planning framework.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Parliamentary summary: all you need to know from Holyrood and Westminster

This briefing is the first in a monthly series that will provide an update on the progress of legislation currently passing through Holyrood that is of relevance to local authorities in Scotland. This briefing includes analysis of the National Care Bill in Scotland alongside the Environment Bill and the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill…

Scotland Briefing
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Parliamentary update October 2021

The purpose of this briefing is to provide an 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.

England & Wales Briefing
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Oireachtas report: October 2021

This Oireachtas report covers key political events over the month of October, as well as an in-depth look at the Maritime Area Planning Bill 2021, Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2021, and Garda Síochána (Functions and Operational Areas) Bill 2021.

Ireland Briefing
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Health, public health and social care round-up: October 2021

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.

England & Wales Briefing
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October Think Tank Review

What are think tanks saying about levelling up, climate change, economic regeneration and more this month?

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 – key announcements for local government

With COP26 just around the corner and levelling up dominating the UK Government’s policy agenda, today, the Chancellor gave his Budget statement outlining the government’s spending plans. The highlights for local government are summarised below and include the increase to local government grant funding, a reduction in the Universal Credit taper and the reform of…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up October 2021

Waiting lists are the ‘big issue’ in this month’s housing and planning roundup with the Local Government Association warning that the number of households waiting for social housing could almost double next year to 2.1 million. There is also news about homelessness, evictions, housebuilding and zero-carbon homes.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing