The NAO warns that progress with the integration of health and social care has been slower than envisaged and hasn’t delivered all of the expected benefits for patients, the NHS or local authorities. As a result, the government’s plan for integrated services across England by 2020 is at significant risk.
All you wanted to know about Local Government Finance but were afraid to ask: Part Three – Budget Pressures and Choices
The third in our "all you need to know about finance" series, this article looks at some of the pressures Councils have faced in recent years, examples of the areas in which Councils come under pressure to intervene and the choices Councils are making in order to balance the books.
• This briefing covers a number of developments concerning public procurement in local government including: changes to the European Union procurement directives; the local government transparency code; and new measures to open up public procurement to small and medium size enterprises. • The Government plans to legislate to require all public bodies to only use…
Updates on the new school curriculum which will be mandatory from September 2020, and the debate around its contents.
This report graphically illustrates how intimidation and fear of intimidation are impacting on the electoral process. Information the Committee has received from councillors and the public has led to its decision to issue a call for evidence on ethical standards in local government.
This briefing summarises the current state of local newspapers and its likely impact on local democracy, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for communities, the voluntary and community sector, policy and democratic services.
There has been concern about the decline in the number of local print newspapers in the UK for seven decades. We examine here the current state of local newspapers and its possible impact on local democracy.
This briefing examines one of the key sources of funding the revenue accounts of Irish local authorities – Charges for goods and services, illustrating the four main sources of funding for local authorities today, and demonstrating how the charges relate to the funding source base for 2017.
Prospect magazine recently partnered with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) to produce a supplement focused on community-driven regeneration within towns across the UK and further afield, including Oldham in Greater Manchester.
The Expenditure Report for Budget 2020 sets out the Irish Government’s voted expenditure allocations and measures for 2020.