'- On 18 July 2013, the House of Commons Communities and Local Government Select Committee published the report of its inquiry into the private housing rented sector (“The Private Rented Sector”). - The report contained 43 specific recommendations for improving the operation of the growing private rented market whilst still allowing the market to develop…
Nick Wilson, UK Managing Director of Hewlett Packard, talks to LGiU about the importance of digital innovation in transforming the way local authorities deliver services.
This briefing summarises the key recommendations of the ‘Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training’ (ITT) and their Government response, both published on 19 January.
This briefing briefly examines the key steps that were involved in the production of the National Oversight and Audit Commission's (NOAC) fourth national report on the Local Authority 2014 Quality Assurance Reporting under the Public Spending Code.
Fiona Campbell, one of the authors of a new LGA resource for health and wellbeing boards and a regular contributor to LGIU briefings, discusses the findings of the research she and Christine Heron carried out in developing the resource.
How has local government responded so far to settling Syrian refugees? We look at the current position here and provide links to useful information and guidance.
The DfE is consulting until 29 September on Changes to the school admissions code. Launched on 22 July 2014, the proposals include two changes of substance and a number of minor amendments designed to improve the clarity of the document without altering its intended effect. The significant changes are: • To allow schools to give…
Growing the Social Investment Market looks to develop the concept of a Big Society through expansion of the social investment market. Key to this is the establishment of a Big Society Bank. This brief outlines the strategy and comments on its main points.
This report, produced by Nesta and Creative England, on the geography of the creative industries in the UK identifies clusters of creative industries across the UK and provides an insight into how they operate.