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Teachers’ round-up – entry and early career paths

In this teachers’ round-up, we look at developments in entry and early career development in the teaching profession in England. England is embarking on radical changes to initial teacher training. This briefing looks at the detail.

England & Wales
Members

Scotland February policy bulletin

Covering the last few weeks of 2022 and the first weeks of 2023, this latest policy bulletin includes vital insights into key documents that impact local government. This month’s big issue is finance – the impact of the Scottish Government budget on local government has been dominating headlines week after week.

Scotland
Members

Local government performance in 2021

This is the latest briefing in our series that examines the work of the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC). It examines the 50th publication which deals with the Local Government Performance Indicator Report for 2021 and will be of interest to senior staff and council members in Ireland.

Ireland
Members & Global Local

Health and social services reform in Finland – Centralising local government services

This briefing provides insight into the controversial health and social services reform that is being rolled out in Finland right now. It looks at the years leading up to the large-scale reform that is fundamentally changing the provision and funding of services that were historically within a local government remit.

Global
Members

Parliamentary update: December 2022-January 2023

This round-up provides 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 – this includes Bills on animal welfare, online safety, energy, levelling up and local authorities.

England & Wales
Members

Building social cohesion – creating connected and resilient communities

This briefing looks at the role of local government in building and strengthening social cohesion. Written with Cred Consulting, it draws on and shares insights from their resource that was prepared for the NSW Government through collaboration with representatives from NSW local government, Multicultural NSW and Resilient Sydney.

Australia
Members

Meeting the challenges of an ageing society

The UK is an ageing society with a rising number of older disabled people. This briefing looks at the challenges that this poses and explores case study examples of what local authorities are doing to meet those challenges.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Leave no one behind: State of health and health inequalities in Scotland today

This briefing highlights how the Scottish Government approach to public health needs to be more focused and supported with resources locally. It also covers the ‘implementation gap’ and advocates for more achievable short term goals to complement the national performance framework.

Scotland