* This briefing summarises the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill 2013 which is now before the House of Commons. * The Bill introduces a suite of new powers, rationalising and extending local authorities’ capacity to tackle anti-social behaviour. It also gives victims and local people a greater say in the approaches being taken locally.…
The Government has responded to the House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee report, First 1000 days of life, outlining a range of initiatives. MPs have debated the response: there remains some way to go to achieve an integrated strategy for children in the first two years of life.
This briefing reflects on assessments of the housing sector in 2020 with regard to recent data and reports, with particular attention paid to house price trends and affordability, implications for first-time buyers, and the extent to which the current state of the market might be deemed stable.
Pupil attendance at school during the Autumn Term 2020 has been affected by the need for pupil and staff isolation as Covid-19 continues to make school-based learning difficult in many parts of England. This briefing is on recent studies and government policy developments on the issue and the new national lockdown announced on 4 January…
Ofsted has recently published a number of new inspection arrangements for children in need including those where there will be joint inspections with other inspectorates covering health, police and probation. This CSN Briefing describes the new inspections.
This briefing focuses on the Government's response to the 2013 public consultation on changes to teacher misconduct arrangements. It also provides the key messages from the advice on factors related to decisions leading to the prohibition of teachers. The advice has been revised in the light of the consultation outcomes and the Government's response. This…
Councils have been given more flexibility over spending RTB receipts, but is it enough? We look at the future of right to buy in England following this month’s changes and ask whether there is any prospect of homes sold being replaced on a one-for-one basis as the government originally promised.
Housing for All is primarily Ireland’s plan for addressing housing supply and affordability. This briefing focuses on its demand-side implications against a background of continuing price and rent escalation in the housing market.
This swift read covers the Irish Government’s new detailed housing policy framework. Does the proposal succeed in addressing the ongoing challenges of creating sufficient housing in the Republic to meet the needs of a growing and ageing population?
This briefing, originally produced for Richmondshire District Council in 2018, covers the issue of second homes and holiday lets both in a rural and urban context.