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Scotland policy round-up June 22

This policy round-up is essential reading and provides a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland. From urban planning to finance, climate change to education, these publications will help to shape and inform policy and delivery of services in Scotland, including social, economic and environmental future policy contexts.

Scotland
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Reforming private renting in England

Section 21 or no-fault evictions are to be abolished as part of widespread proposals for reforming the private rented sector. Other proposals, set out in a new white paper, include a legally-binding decent homes standard for private rented homes, limiting rent increases and stronger enforcement powers for councils.

England & Wales
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Health, public health and social care round up: June 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.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Regulation of social housing

This briefing looks at the existing social housing regulatory framework and at the proposals to improve it. It covers the key proposals in the Social Housing Regulation Bill and considers alternative options for a localisation of social housing regulation and the case for linking regulation to funding.

England & Wales
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Parliamentary update June 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.

England & Wales
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Croke Park and local government – Advancing age-friendly Initiatives in Ireland

At the heart of Ireland’s comprehensive age-friendly coverage is a range of partnership arrangements between the country’s local authorities and local and national bodies, including sporting organisations. This briefing looks at the designation of Croke Park – one of Europe’s largest stadiums – as an age-friendly facility, the first such anywhere in the world.

Ireland
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IFS Deaton Inequality Review: Communities and attitudes to inequality

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with two papers published on 23 May 2022 as part of the Review – Communities, places and inequality and Attitudes to inequality: preferences and beliefs.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Resource Spending Review May 2022 – what it means for councils and public services

This briefing looks at some of the main features of the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review (published on 31st May) and the impact the new spending plans will have on local councils. It also uses the recently-published Accounts Commission Local Government Overview 2022 to assess how prepared councils are to meet the challenges ahead.

Scotland