This briefing deals with two reports summarising recent academic research on the underpinnings of economic growth, one published by the ESRC and the other by the LSE. The main themes are skills, innovation, and investment, traditionally areas in which the UK has performed badly in relation to its main international competitors. Both reports contain a…
Elected members united against cancer – Cancer Research UK’s new Councillor Cancer Champions network
World Cancer Day is a day for action and a day to unite individuals and communities right across the world against cancer. Cancer Research UK tells us more about how local government can get involved.
Chris Ford warns that the proposed cuts to community pharmacy funding represent a set back to tackling health inequalities and a major loss of important community assets.
This Department of Health consultation describes options for the allocation of additional funding to councils for new functions arising from the Health and Social Care Bill.
This briefing deals with selected aspects of the Budget, including how the Fiscal Mandate for a current surplus by 2020 was meant to have been met, growth issues, business rates, and the economic outlook. A Further briefing will consider the implications for devolution.
Government proposals to develop services to support the mental health of children and young people include an institution-based ‘Designated Senior Lead’ to work with new Mental Health Support Teams, and much more.
This briefing deals with the budget’s key announcements in Budget 2017, particularly with the Economic and Fiscal Outlook report produced by the OBR, and the additional finding for social care.
In its report Reorganising central government bodies, the National Audit Office assesses the effectiveness of the Public Bodies Reform Programme. The Programme, which covers 904 public bodies, proposes the largest restructuring of public bodies in decades. Out of 496 bodies earmarked for merging, substantial reform or outright abolition, the Programme plans to abolish 262. However,…
This LGiU Scotland briefing is being re-circulated as part of our new programme for local government across Scotland. Written for LGiU in England, LGiU Scotland recipients may find it of interest. LGiU Scotland is delivered in partnership with Centre for Scottish Public Policy and Boulder Group. Contact us for more information. Skip to: Summary |…