What are the main issues in the mayoral election for Greater Manchester and what does the campaign tell us about the future of devolution and the role of the new mayors?
DfE is consulting (until 24 June 2019) on legislation to place three new duties on local authorities: keep a register of home educated children; monitor suitability of home education; and support home educators. New guidance to local authorities on home education has been published.
The full extent of Britain’s choice to leave the EU will be felt over a number of years following the vote. However, issues such as the social impact and cohesiveness in our town cities and schools are already being felt. This briefing will look at the impact Brexit has had on social cohesion and what…
This briefing looks at the major challenges facing local government in contributing to the government’s ambition for three million new apprenticeships in England to 2020; but also the opportunities to shape and delivery manage this important element of the skills and employment system.
Culture is Digital highlights the opportunities for collaboration between the cultural and technology sectors and builds on policy commitments in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of public collections and enhance the online cultural experience, and in the UK Digital Strategy to increase digital participation.
The DfE has published the final school funding arrangements for 2013-14, following a series of consultations on funding reform in preparation for the introduction of a national funding formula in the next spending review period.
Knife crime has been a high profile issue in England recently. Can England learn lessons from the dramatic reduction in knife crime in Glasgow?
This briefing covers the first stage of implementation of one of Arts Council England’s major programmes for 2012/2013. - Arts Council England has allocated the first round of funding for the Strategic Touring Programme - This briefing indicates the purpose of the fund, who has been successful in the first round and what happens next…
The Department for Education and Department of Health have published Implementing the 0 to 25 special needs system: advice for local authorities and health partners and other documents. Although non-statutory, the advice is intended to help key stakeholders understand their role in implementing the reforms to the special educational needs system being introduced through the…
This briefing summarises the review outcomes and local government’s response to the proposals. It also outlines new duties for local government arising from the new alcohol minimum pricing legislation and provides a brief comment on the current role of local government in England regarding public health.