The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy will form part of the forthcoming industrial strategy, and shows how the government will work towards meeting the fifth carbon budget. This briefing summarises and comments on the strategy and sets out some of the key proposals by sector, including local government.
The Social Mobility Commission's 2016 report is a long and very thorough look at parenting and early years; schools; post-16 education and training; jobs, careers and earnings; and housing. A large amount of data is used to illustrate and support the Commission’s analysis and argument for a new, longer term and more ambitious approach to…
The publication of the combined Autumn Statement and Spending Review was the pivotal event for setting the economic agenda in this parliament. An on-the-day briefing was published by the LGiU - this briefing provides a fuller analysis, focusing in particular on deficit reduction, local government, welfare, and housing.
This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation
With so much going on in the housing market in Ireland at the moment it is easy to lose track. In an effort to address this, LGiU Ireland have commissioned a pilot series of monthly briefings to keep you up to date with developments. This is the first in this series of briefings.
September and early October saw the release of a number of documents relating to the 2017 revaluation. These were issued by the VOA and DCLG. There was also an observation published by the IFS on the 28 September releases. This report summarises these publications and comments on them.
September’s housing and planning round-up includes government announcements, latest statistics, major reports and ongoing consultations. This month’s ‘big issue’ is shared ownership, looking at proposals to allow households in England to buy a property in smaller increments.
This briefing examines Food Standards Scotland's new corporate strategy, and the implementation challenges faced by local authorities as a result of the changing face of food law policy and enforcement in Scotland.
What is the scale of spending reductions to ‘neighbourhood’ services such as environmental protection and planning? The APSE report analyses spending and how this has varied, considering it within the context of wider trends in funding. We summarise and comment on the report in this briefing.
Six documents, including guidance on the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit cover local authority children’s care services, schools, further and higher education, those studying in the EU and data protection. Guidance includes what advice to give to parents and workers who are EU citizens and the impact on the supply chain of predicted shortages of…