This is the second of a new series of updates on UK parliamentary legislation of interest to local government. It looks back over the previous month, updating the progress of each piece of legislation and includes a summary of developments, including the debates.
The Government found itself beset by problems relating to Brexit and vaccine roll-out in February which were not of its own making. This briefing provides an overview of Oireachtas affairs during February, including details on the Land Development Agency Bill and new Covid legislation.
Sporting Future: First Annual Report and Sport England’s investment programmes for tackling inactivity.
The first annual report of the government’s sports strategy Sporting Future shows that 25 per cent of adults are inactive, providing the baseline for Sport England’s delivery framework and investment programmes for tackling inactivity, including details of the second round of its inactivity fund Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage.
The Town and Country Planning Association has published Planning for Affordable Housing. The TCPA’s Planning for Affordable Housing project examines how the planning system is delivering affordable housing and how it can be supported to do so in a manner which greater reflects local needs.
...scheme in Barking and Dagenham which has saved 1,000 jobs within the borough despite the cuts to funding, as well of the introduction of the Reside model which allowed flats...
There is much to be learnt about how other countries organise public services. This briefing is based on two reports looking at how other countries organise aspects of their school systems.
On September 1 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2020-2021. This briefing will summarise the key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.
Many local authorities are reviewing how to secure their youth services in the light of expenditure reductions. This CSN Briefing looks at the Government led Delivering Differently for Young People (DDYP) programme and gives example about how Councils are working with the programme to find innovative ways of providing youth services.
Local authorities are developing new ways of securing youth services for young people. This briefing, one of series, looks at two local authorities which have encouraged mutuals to take on the running of the youth service as a way of securing provision in light of significant local authority expenditure savings.
In this briefing, Graham Sansom – former CEO of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government – provides an update on the Local Government Act reforms process currently underway in Western Australia.