The development of new and smart technologies to improve urban living continues apace. This briefing is on the developments in the City of Helsingborg and in preparations for a City Expo in 2022 to showcase what has been achieved.
The UK Government has set out its intentions of developing the further education sector in the coming year. This briefing looks at recent publications and government statements.
Can childhood health be improved by messages to parents about what is best for the health of their children or is a collectivist and whole society approach a necessary addition? This briefing looks at the issue using the IPPR report ‘The whole society approach: Making a giant leap on childhood health’.
People on low incomes in the UK have been disproportionately impacted by the health and economic impacts of Covid-19 and this may get worse as the economic crisis deepens. This briefing summarises some of the recent research on poverty and the pandemic and highlights potential policy implications.
This report, published on 7 May summarises the Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into government efforts to reduce losses to the exchequer through error and fraud in the benefits system. The government believes that the introduction of Universal Credit (UC) will help to tackle fraud and error by reducing complexity. The Work and Pensions Committee…
This JRF report deals with trends in the numbers of individuals living in households below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) between 2008-09 and 2014-15. MIS is an alternative way of measuring poverty risk and is based on what the general public think is an acceptable minimum standard of living.
Ofsted (and other inspectorates) are consulting (until 12 September) on proposals for new, integrated inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers, and for joint inspections of Local safeguarding Children Boards. The integrated inspections will start from April 2015; it will not be a universal programme,…
Ofsted and the DfE are consulting for a short period until 11 August on a new framework for multi-agency inspections of child protection services. The briefing explains the proposed changes.