The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
The end of the transition period is imminent. What does the current uncertainty mean for councils’ trying to plan for it at the same time as dealing with Covid-19 and mounting financial pressures? We look at the key issues here for local government.
This briefing summarises and assesses the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Review 2020; also summarised is the economic and fiscal assessment conducted by the Office For Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The UK’s exit from the transition period will bring significant change, with or without a new deal. Local government will have to contend with managing the continuing and unpredictable Covid-19 situation, the recovery, and the Brexit changeover simultaneously. We summarise the state of negotiations and the potential impact on councils.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies ‘Green Budget’ provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. The IFS paper highlights the demanding nature of the Chancellor’s fiscal targets, and analyses the chances of meeting them in the absence of further tax increases or spending cuts.
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.
In this short paper, we examine an increasing awareness of the positive features of the need to radically address climate change. Drawing upon a growing international awareness, the paper then considers the huge economic potential for Ireland and, highlighting substantive opportunities for the enterprises and communities of the Country.
This is the fourth instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. This month we’re looking at achievements and innovations from Tipperary County Council, drawing from the March edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
There is as yet no clear plan for a post-EU agricultural or fisheries policy. The Common Agricultural Policy supports many aspects of EU policy, and this briefing will of be of interest to members and officers with an interest in rural development, coastal communities, and environmental sustainability.
This briefing looks at the potential impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on Local Government public procurement rules. It will look at the procurement system prior to the EU, the impact of EU legislation on the UK as a whole and the Scottish procurement system in particular.