This briefing looks at some of the positive ways the internet has influenced local government in the UK and some of the ways in which it has a negative impact. It includes an overview of undesirable and criminal online behaviour and introduces some of the ways that regulation of internet safety is currently being discussed.
A few weeks on from its announcement, it is timely to reflect on the Budget’s implications for the key issue of housing supply. This briefing summarises the main housing provisions which feature significant expenditure proposals, especially for social housing with increased emphasis on new-build, along with new measures to promote “affordable” housing.
Following the recent reflection on past experience with affordable housing schemes, this briefing looks at the approach that is now proposed, with particular reference to the published heads of legislation, and views in relation to possible implications.
The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted all sections of society and exposed its fault lines, particularly in education systems across the world. Governments across the world are focussing on returning their education systems to normality and on ensuring that national ‘catch up’ funding is utilised as swiftly as possible. However, as we struggle with the recovery…
Our high streets have suffered during the pandemic but predictions of an apocalypse appear overblown. Recovery prospects depend on whether behavioural changes prompted by the pandemic become permanent. There may be opportunities for some places. This briefing examines evidence and examples of initiatives to revitalise and reimagine the high street.
This briefing looks at some of the positive ways the internet has influenced local government and some of the ways in which it has a negative impact. It includes an overview of undesirable and criminal online behaviour and introduces some of the ways that regulation of internet safety is currently being discussed.
This briefing reviews house price trends and their implications in the final year of the decade and considers some sectoral perspectives in that regard, which emerged in comments and reports during 2019.
As part of its Digital Charter, Government recently announced its response to a consultation on the Internet Safety Strategy. This briefing examines the proposals in the Strategy, the feedback received and the next steps outlined by Government.
This briefing provides a ‘snap shot’ of where the Conservative Party has got to in the development of their 2015 General Election Manifesto, focusing on policy related to local government. It is the third and final briefing in a series which also covered the Labour Party and the Liberal Democrats.
Updates on the new school curriculum which will be mandatory from September 2020, and the debate around its contents.