The Best Start for Life – Leadsom review of public services supporting the first 1,001 critical days
The Early Years Healthy Development Review led by Andrea Leadsom MP has published ‘The best start for life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days’. This briefing is on the report and looks at the public services supporting the first 1,001 critical days of life from conception to the age of two when the building…
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.
This briefing reflects on key issues in the housing market that might be expected to be addressed in the much-awaited Housing for All plan, expected to be released in September 2021.
This briefing examines the changing relationship between councils and housing associations since the 1988 Housing Act and proposes ways in which partnership arrangements can be strengthened in the future.
How teachers enter, and are inducted into, the teaching profession matters not just because of the need to have sufficient well-trained teachers in schools but because of the role teachers have in society and in developing the character, minds and personalities of future generations of citizens. In England, the Government is pursuing reforms on initial…
Every year the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) publish their Minimum Income Standard which allows people to meet material needs and participate in society. This briefing focuses on how people on benefits or on the National Living Wage can reach the MIS in light of potential Covid-19 impacts.
In this introductory briefing, Dr Anne Tiernan explores the ideas and identifies the opportunity context that presents for local governments to catalyse and drive inclusive, sustainable economic growth, to build on and leverage their strengths, and to attract and retain investment in their communities and places.
The recent NAO report on local government finance during the pandemic is sobering but not unexpected. It calls on the government to focus on service sustainability, to continue to provide additional financial support and warns of the risks of financial failure should that support not be forthcoming.