Global movement and displacement of persons has reached almost unprecedented levels. This briefing provides an overview of the rules governing immigration and asylum seeking in the UK, a statistical overview of trends, and an overview of what is known of the local economic and social impacts of migration.
'What do we know about the role of arts in social care?' was commissioned from Consilium by Skills for Care. It reviews available evidence on the role of arts in the delivery of adult social care. Its particular research remit is to draw out the implications for staff training and development in arts-based activities for…
This briefing will outline key elements garnered from the consultation process of the The Age Friendly Cities and Counties Programme, demonstrate examples of practical implementation, and present recommendations based on research conducted that can influence what Ireland will look like in 2040.
One consequence of leaving the European Union is to separate UK equality standards and protections from a fundamental EU set of principles and practice. This briefing outlines the issues raised by the Women & Equalities Select Committee, the Equalities & Human Rights Commission, and by the Scottish Parliament's research unit.
The Deaton review will investigate the causes and consequences of different forms of inequalities, and the ways that they can be reduced or mitigated; covering not only trends in economic inequalities, but also health inequalities and geographical inequalities, and inequalities by gender and ethnicity, among many other aspects.
The Institute for Fiscal Studies produces a Green Budget just before the Chancellor’s Budget. It provides a detailed and independent analysis of the public finances and Budget policy options. We focus here on what the IFS has to say on the key issues of the economy and public finances.
How could more tax funding powers be devolved to local government? This IFS report sets how to assess the suitability of and devolution of taxes and analyses what could be raised across England from the various options. There is also a review of local tax arrangements in different countries.
Low visibility of women’s experiences in the male-dominated field of planning can shape our environments to fit male norms, but it doesn’t have to be this way. LGIU’s Kat McManus writes on the benefits of applying a gender lens to planning and explores how Vienna became a role model for their application of this approach.
International studies show a global decline in democracy since 2006. The current spread of ‘states of emergency’ in democratic and non-democratic countries runs a risk of eroding civil liberties even far beyond the end of the crisis. The pandemic is triggering discussions about permanent surveillance measures, the recentralisation of policies, and exceptional rules – even…
Prof. Alison Wolf (Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London) has conducted a review on how to improve vocational education for 14-19 year olds and thereby promote successful progression into the labour market and into higher education and training routes. The review considered all formal qualifications for the 14-19 phase which include vocational…