The Children’s Commissioner for England has published a report, Growing Up North, on what the unfolding plans for the Northern Powerhouse will mean for children growing up in the North, and particularly those who are doing so in the context of economic disadvantage. This briefing examines that report.
This briefing considers the opportunities that sustainable tourism offers, and the benefits it can bring to local authorities, in particular the potential for economic development through managed access to natural, cultural and built heritage.
There has been much public debate on the role and content of Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) Education in schools in England in recent years, largely but not entirely centred on sex and relationships education, and the role of the national government setting, or otherwise, a curriculum fand whether it should be compulsory for…
The Children’s Commissioner’s report, Growing Up North, looks at what the Northern Powerhouse will mean for children growing up in the North where there are a disproportionate number of children growing up in communities of entrenched disadvantage, often spanning several generations, which have not enjoyed the financial growth or government attention that have so boosted…
We’re continuing our popular summaries of some of the winning programmes, with another batch of Irish good Local government practice updates. Given the many similarities between Ireland and Scotland, they’ll make useful reading for anybody working in Scottish local government.
<em><strong>Kim Fellows (KF)</strong> talks with <strong>Kevin Stewart (KS</strong>) Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning about his ambitions for tackling homelessness in Scotland.
This briefing describes and comments on the results of the listening exercise on NHS reforms and how the government has responded.
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This briefing outlines the Government Bills proposed for the 2015-16 parliamentary session, together with the main legislative measures being proposed for each; drawing out where possible the impact and relevance to the local government sector.
The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) have published reports criticising reforms of the planning system in England. Both question the outcomes that the revised planning system can achieve, particularly around social and environmental issues such as reducing inequalities and tackling climate change.