January’s housing and planning round-up includes news about licensing private landlords, homelessness figures, barriers to house building and right to buy sales.
This is the 15th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Promoting Economic Development Category, Limerick City and County Council's regeneration programme: Model of pathways to employment in the hospitality and catering industry.
In the 14th and final instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we’re taking a look at the winner of the Festival of the Year category, Cork County Council’s Youghal Medieval Festival.
In the the 14th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, here we’re taking a look at the winner of the Health and Wellbeing category, Mayo County Council's Men on the Move initiative.
Ofsted recently published a suite of three documents aimed at helping schools to be at least ‘good’ and ensure that all pupils achieve to the best of their ability. They will be of interest to those in local authorities concerned with school improvement, and LAs will wish to ensure that schools are aware of them.…
It is now widely recognised that walking has a key role to play in addressing many of the serious public health concerns facing cities. This briefing summarises a range of reports on walking and looks at examples of what is being done to create places which are attractive for pedestrians.
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a consultation, Savings to the Education Services Grant for 2015-16, on how local authorities and academies can achieve savings to the Education Services Grant (ESG) for 2015-16. This follows the announcement made in the June 2013 Spending Review that £200 million savings (around 20%) will be needed to…
The Department of Health (DH) is consulting on how to implement major reforms to adult social care. The consultation covers: - how to manage the large increase in demand from people who pay for their own care and support - major changes to social care practices and systems including assessment and charging. This policy briefing…
This briefing reports on key developments on the HS2 project and related activities, including details of the interim evaluation report for HS1, focusing particularly on the local economic impacts. It also reports on the HS2 Hybrid Bill and developments relating to HS3, the proposed east-west high-speed rail link.
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.