...School Admissions Code. The helpful inclusion of cross-references is undermined by the fact that several of them are incorrect. For example: siblings are covered in paragraphs 1.11 and 1.12 of...
Back to normal? The full reopening of schools post Covid-19 and mitigating the impacts on pupil learning
This briefing provides a further update on school closure issues and examines the continued policy and research output around the impact of closure on particular pupil groups, the mitigations being proposed and put forward by the education community and the Government itself.
Measuring outcomes in mental health services is complex and difficult, with professionals and service users often having different perspectives on the nature of mental illness and the role of services in addressing it. This challenge is considered in the King’s Fund’s “Outcomes for mental health services – what really matters?”
This briefing explores the changing nature of retail and the implications for land use planning in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and will be of interest to those in land use planning, economic development, along with councillors and CEOs.
The King’s Fund published a paper late last year entitled “The digital revolution: eight technologies that will change health and care”. This briefing outlines the King’s Fund’s findings and explores the potential challenges and risks to local authorities and other NHS bodies.
We’re all in the same storm, but not in the same boat: the long-lasting health equity impacts of Covid-19
Recent research, including the latest Public Health England report, shows that more deprived communities face additional hazards that put them at risk of catching the virus or dying from the effects of the pandemic. In this briefing, we offer policy recommendations for local governments and communities to come out of Covid-19 healthier and fairer.
The Development and Delivery of European Structural and Investment Funds Strategies: Supplementary Guidance for LEPs
In March 2013, the Government announced that, for the 2014-20 funding period, a large majority of the EU’s Structural Funds for England would be allocated to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). Supplementary Guidance, published 24 July, focuses in detail on what LEPs have to do to develop their strategies for EU funds. The Supplementary Guidance also…
This Swift Read summarises Scottish Government proposals and provides information about how to respond to the consultation. It will be of interest to elected members and senior officers responsible for children’s services, early years education and childcare arrangements.
* This briefing summarises the key findings of Tough Times 2013, the Audit Commission’s third and final report assessing the financial health of councils since 2010, which was published on 26 November 2013. * The report examines how councils have coped in the face of considerable financial pressures, most notably a £6 billion (19.6 per…
What are the current and future implications for local government finance arising from the current Covid-19 pandemic? We summarise government financial support for local communities, consider the ongoing impact of the crisis on the immediate financial position of local councils, and look forward to the likely medium-term financial implications.