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Review of Vocational Education – the Wolf Report

Prof. Alison Wolf (Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London) has conducted a review on how to improve vocational education for 14-19 year olds and thereby promote successful progression into the labour market and into higher education and training routes. The review considered all formal qualifications for the 14-19 phase which include vocational…

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Anti-social behaviour: government consultation

Tackling anti-social behaviour is still a major public priority. The government has published a consultation on reforming the tools available for this. This briefing summarises the proposals and comments on them and the wider context.

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Growing the Social Investment Market: A Vision and Strategy

Growing the Social Investment Market looks to develop the concept of a Big Society through expansion of the social investment market. Key to this is the establishment of a Big Society Bank. This brief outlines the strategy and comments on its main points.

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Honouring the Armed Service Community

This report, supported by the Royal British Legion, draws on research carried out by the LGiU which looked at how local authorities provide for armed service communities living in their areas.

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Independent Ageing: council support for care self-funders

The LGiU and Partnership, the longest established UK insurer, have produced a report which highlights the cost to local councils of those who begin by funding their own care but fall back on state funding when their own means run out.

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Prospects for local government: 2011 and beyond

Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?

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