...managing in-year admissions. Deferred entry for summer-born children Admitting children to an older or younger year group The Fair Access Protocol Which children fall under a Fair Access Protocol? The...
The Government has launched a consultation on a new cross-sector strategy for sport which aims to ensure public funding is better directed at organisations that can boost participation in sport as a means to improve people’s life outcomes. Local authorities have an important role to play as this briefing identifies.
As both the UK and Ireland approach the real prospect of self-sustaining local government there is general agreement to the notion that there is a real opportunity and need to focus on optimising, securing value for money and maximising the return from all forms of the public estate.
Next to the cost of staff, property and land assets are often the biggest costs borne by councils. Recognising that assets can actively contribute to addressing the challenges faced by councils, such as continued austerity, is the fundamental first step in harnessing their power as catalysts for transformation.
The counts for the elections to the 26th Seanad across the various vocational and university panels took place throughout the week from Monday 30th March to Friday April 3rd. This briefing covers the results in depth.
People who are homeless, or threatened with losing their home, are receiving more help due to the Homelessness Reduction Act. We mark two years of the act by looking at a range of data, including findings by two homelessness charities, to assess what has been achieved since 2018.
The High Court of Australia recently cleared the final hurdle for the largest native title settlement in Australian history by dismissing all appeals before the Court. Here we takes a detailed look at the South West Native Title Settlement, the implications for local governments in WA, and what this settlement means for local governments more…
Food has become a high profile issue recently in England with the debates over food for children in the lockdown. This briefing is part of series on food insecurity and the links between food and sustainability, health and wellbeing in an international context.
Traineeships are a government-funded programme, first launched in August 2013, intended to provide support in acquiring work experience and workplace skills to young people who require extra help with the transition into employment Feedback through subsequent months has led the Government to adjust aspects of the programme, but it is yet to finalise its approach…
The South African bureaucracy is a fraught space in which to work yet there are innovative local government officials who effect change and progress. This briefing will be of interest to those working with local communities, public participation and community resistance, and the promotion of social and spatial change.