In October 2019, the Work and Pensions Committee (the WPC) published a report on Universal Credit and Survival Sex. The DWP did not provide a response until early March 2021. This briefing summarises and comments on the WPC’s original report and the DWP’s response.
Changes to the planning system that could mean councils having less say over development decisions are the ‘big issue’ in this month’s housing and planning roundup. Other topics include rough sleeping, fire safety, private renting and energy efficiency.
Evictions and rent arrears is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with fears raised over the future for private renters with large arrears once eviction bans end. Other topics include right to buy, energy efficiency, overcrowding, permitted development and 20-minute neighbourhoods.
On Your Radar provides regular updates on information from central government and other key organisations; looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. August is, of course, rather slow. Especially…
The government should enable Core Cities to lead partnerships to give everyone the opportunity to lead a creative life – a key message from this Warwick Commission report which highlights that further reductions in investment in arts and culture, and sidelining arts in education are bad for business and society
On September 1 First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced Scottish Government’s new Programme for Government (PfG) 2020-2021. This briefing will summarise the key points of this announcement and highlight the parts most relevant to local government and public services.
An Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland was published in February 2021, chaired by Derek Feeley, Chief Executive of the Institute for Health Improvement. This briefing outlines the review’s main recommendations, how they will be financed and responses to the review. This briefing will be of interest to elected members and officers working…
For local governments, action towards a more gender equal world can occur at the organizational level, encouraging and supporting equality within their own organisations, as well as in their local communities. This briefing looks at organizational change to understand local gender equality in the context of access to employment.
Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge is the first step in the development of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan which will set out in detail the actions that are needed across all modes of transport in order to meet the Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.