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National Audit Office Report: Central Government’s Implementation of the National Compact and progress on Local Compacts

The National Audit Office (NAO) has published a review into Central Government’s implementation of the national Compact with the civil society following its renewal in December 2010. Local compacts between individual local authorities (and local statutory agencies) and the local civic society were not within the scope of this review. Nonetheless this briefing also seeks…

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What is Industrial Strategy?

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.

England & Wales
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Trends in public sector communications – round up January 2016

Communications in the public sector are having to respond to changing customer expectations and media landscapes. What is the legal and policy context, what are the latest trends and what are the key areas to be looking out for over the next period?

England & Wales
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Industrial Strategy November 2017

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.

England & Wales
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Parish and Town Councils

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.

England & Wales
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Regeneration: sense of place, participation and identity

This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects. 

England & Wales
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Health, public health and social care round up: May 2014

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the…

England & Wales
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Health, public health and social care round up: December 2012

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. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.

England & Wales
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Infrastructure Act 2015

This briefing provides for an overview and selective report of the Infrastructure Act 2015 which received Royal Assent on 12 February 2015. The changes introduced by this Act, most of which will come into force at a later date, are intended to make the delivery of a range of infrastructure faster and more efficient through…

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Housing Statistics: the latest

The accuracy of the official figures on housing output has been called into question and received prominent coverage in the national press. This briefing looks at the main sources of information and provides some cautionary words.

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