The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.
This briefing examines the findings of recent reports and presents two case studies on mental health and housing strategies.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
What are think tanks saying about levelling up, climate change, economic regeneration and more this month?
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…
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.