This briefing is on the DfE consultation, Performance descriptors for use in key stage 1 and 2 statutory teacher assessment for 2015/16, published on 23 October 2014 and closes on 18 December. This briefing will be of interest to teachers, school leaders, governors, local authority officers and members and parents involved in schools in all…
The prospectus for councils that want to bid for the new community budget pilots (neighbourhood-level and whole-place) has been published. The timescale for submissions is very tight. This briefing summarises and comments on the document.
The briefing focuses on case studies of two councils in Victoria, Australia, to better understand how local governments are, and can, respond to and leading change in response to global warming. The results are applicable across Australia – and indeed globally – for anyone interested in building a local government response to mitigating climate change…
This second briefing on how local authorities are generating income to fund services focuses mainly on general fund revenue services, presenting case studies of best practice and discussing the practicalities of income generation
This is the fifth and final in a series of articles looking at social work services in Scotland. This article considers Social Work Criminal Justice Services within the context of Community Justice and should be read alongside the previous articles.
* The Community Energy (CE) strategy provides a framework for support to increase the role of community groups in the distribution, production and saving of energy; with the aim of contributing to national carbon reduction targets, energy efficiency, local resilience, reductions in fuel poverty and localism. * It has been developed closely with the various…
The Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) reports on how much councils spend on particular services, service performance and how satisfied people are with the major services provided by councils. This report uses the underlying data tables to provide additional analysis and insight to support LAs to learn from each other.
Building the carbon neutral economy: creating business and economic opportunities from climate change
This short paper provides an overview of presentations given at the Creating Economic and Business Opportunities from Climate Change conference that took place on 9th October in Tullamore. It underpins the idea that embracing a transition to address climate change will improve Ireland’s prospects across regions.
In this briefing, Graham Sansom – former CEO of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) and director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government – provides an update on the Local Government Act reforms process currently underway in Western Australia.
This briefing should be of interest to local authorities who want to undertake or encourage low-carbon development without having to rely entirely on corporate (or other private sector) development and the negative local externalities that often accompany it.