Brexit has wide ranging implications for the future public sector workforce. CIPFA’s Brexit Advisory Commission for Public Services has published a report which examines options for how the Brexit agreement could protect the needs of UK public services after Brexit.
The Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into self-employment and the ‘gig economy’ examined whether our welfare system adequately supports the self-employed and ‘gig economy’ workers. Its recommendations include reforming employment rights and benefits and tax arrangements for the self-employed. These issues are likely to remain important for the foreseeable future.
In October, LGiU hosted a roundtable event at Nottingham City Council in conjunction with Core Cities. The roundtable was attended by Chief Finance Officers and was held as part of LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce, a major project to elevate the profile of the funding crisis in local government and to present sector-led solutions for the future.…
On Tuesday 25th June, Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, provided an update to the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group on the implementation of Universal Credit.
This briefing provides an overview of government’s ‘Industrial Strategy White Paper: Building a Britain fit for the future’, published November 27th 2017, and on its implications for local government (LAs) and partners.
The overview report of the Serious Case Review of the events leading to the death of four year old Daniel Pelka, published by Coventry Safeguarding Children Board, highlights the opportunities missed by a number of agencies to protect him. Although specifically aimed at identifying gaps and leading to improvements in child protection in Coventry, like…
How can community councils improve local accountability and deliver effective devolved services? Can lessons be learned from the Scottish and English models? We look here at the legislation affecting them and how there are many examples of innovative practice around service devolution and development.
Theresa May stated that she wanted to see a “proper industrial strategy to get the whole economy firing”. This briefing provides an overview of what industrial strategy is, together with a brief history of industrial strategy in practice. It concludes with an overview of the possibilities for place-based industrial strategy.
Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) and Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care (TEASC) have published resources to help local authorities improve the efficiency and quality of adult social care. Some key themes are: - there are considerable variations in performance and budgets between local authorities, and local decision-making may be more significant than has been…
How can town and parish councils improve local accountability and deliver effective devolved services? We look here at the legislation affecting them and how there are many examples of innovative practice around service devolution and development. The governance and financial pressures parish and town councils can experience are also considered.