The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) have published two reports that urge a new approach to economic development. The briefing summarises the two reports and comments on the policy implications.
The new lockdown in Leicester is unlikely to be unique over the coming months. Can what has happened there tell us more about the readiness of central and local government to respond effectively to further local outbreaks of Covid-19?
Here we highlight a number of issues that suggest, despite the gradual expansion in residential output, the market is still not functioning properly. We also look at some recently published books on housing in Ireland and report on the most important piece of housing legislation passed so far this year.
The DfE is consulting until 29 September on Changes to the school admissions code. Launched on 22 July 2014, the proposals include two changes of substance and a number of minor amendments designed to improve the clarity of the document without altering its intended effect. The significant changes are: • To allow schools to give…
The Welfare Reform Act received Royal Assent on 8 March 2012. Since then, more detailed regulations have appeared which flesh some of the details of its main provisions in addition to a wealth of analyses that attempt to predict its impacts. This briefing summarises main developments since the Act received Royal Assent, covering the period…
The strategy aims to reduce workload at all stages of a teacher’s career, including further reform of the accountability system and provide specialist National Professional Qualifications. The Early Career Framework aims to transform support for teachers at the start of their careers, including an entitlement to a funded two-year support package.
It is clear that there has been a positive change to attitudes to devolving power to more local levels – but is it enough to guarantee transformation? We consider key points here from the manifestos – on devolution and other key areas like health and social care integration and housing.
Ireland, of course, is not alone in having major issues in regard to the provision of fit for purpose housing. Right across the OECD local governments and their national counterparts are facing various forms of housing issues and none more so than our near neighbours in the UK.
The tools needed to engage remotely are already at our disposal. The current situation requires us to focus on the first principles of stakeholder and community engagement. This briefing looks at how to approach community and stakeholder engagement during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This briefing covers a report published by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on the process of migration from existing benefits (the legacy system) to Universal Credit. Migration is currently by either natural migration, when the circumstances of claimants change, or through managed migration, which will apply to all remaining claimants of legacy…