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Brexit update March 2018

This update focuses on the latest brexit news, legislation, the position in Scotland, the economy and regional impact, and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s inquiry into brexit and local government. It ends with commentary on key issues around devolution of laws and powers.

England & Wales, Scotland
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The Airports Commission’s final report

The Airports Commission has published its final report into airport expansion., recommending a new full-length runway at Heathrow. This briefing provides an overview of the report and also looks at some of the reactions to it from politicians, business leaders and environmental campaigners

England & Wales
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The first 100 days: impact on local government

The first hundred days is a significant milestone in a new government’s journey. Have they been implementing manifesto commitments, what has been dropped or amended, what’s new? What is the impact and what does it tell us about what the political weather may hold for the next 1725 days?

England & Wales
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One Public Estate

Are you making the most of your land and property assets? This briefing gives an update of the One Public Estate Programme and considers the opportunities to use assets to drive growth, increase employment and to stimulate new housing as well as capitalising on the cash value.

England & Wales
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Welfare Reform Update March 2019

What is the current state of the roll out of Universal Credit? We look here at two reports produced by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on benefits sanctions and UC; and at what is known so far (very little) about the new Work and Health Programme.

Scotland
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Public Procurement – latest developments

• This briefing covers a number of developments concerning public procurement in local government including: changes to the European Union procurement directives; the local government transparency code; and new measures to open up public procurement to small and medium size enterprises. • The Government plans to legislate to require all public bodies to only use…

England & Wales
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Refugees, Asylum, and Immigration: A Primer

Global movement and displacement of persons has reached almost unprecedented levels. This briefing provides an overview of the rules governing immigration and asylum seeking here, a statistical overview of trends, and an overview of what is known of the local economic and social impacts of migration.

England & Wales
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Smart Cities

The smart city concept is mostly concerned with the variety of ways in which the management of urban environments is assisted by information technology. A large part of the concept hinges on the potential for information technology not only to collect and process data but to transform it into intelligence and to integrate it across…

England & Wales
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Budget November 2017: analysis and comment

What were the main themes of the 2017 Budget? This briefing analyses the economic context and key announcements, particularly those relating to housing, planning and growth.

England & Wales
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Building our Industrial Strategy: The role of local government

This briefing explores the UK Government's Green Paper, ‘Building our Industrial Strategy’. This is a consultation document seeking views on how to increase productivity and drive growth across Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Scotland