A review of local governance in Scotland has been underway for 12 months and aims to consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local spheres of government including with communities. This Swift Read outlines this local governance review and what stage we're at.
Examining one of the key sources of funding the revenue accounts of Irish local authorities, this paper will first illustrate the four main sources of funding the revenue accounts of local authorities today and demonstrate that government grants and subsidies represents 26% of the funding source base of local authorities for 2017.
The strategy aims to reduce workload at all stages of a teacher’s career, including further reform of the accountability system and provide specialist National Professional Qualifications. The Early Career Framework aims to transform support for teachers at the start of their careers, including an entitlement to a funded two-year support package.
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.
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.
In this end of year housing review we take the opportunity to look at some of the developments in housing in Ireland over 2018 and reflect on some priorities for the immediate future.
The report Education in England: progress and goals by the thinktank CentreForum assesses where we have come from in terms of the English school system's assessment arrangements and where we are going in creating a greater sense of collective direction for the future. and achievement within it. This is the CSN's briefing on the report.
This consultation includes a new proposal to introduce variable business rates baselines and "floating" top-ups and tariffs which, it claims, would remove many of the uncertainties around how much business rates income is retained. The consultation is running in parallel with a consultation on local authorities' relative needs and resources.
Ofsted is consulting (until 4 April 2019) on a revised framework for inspection early years, schools and further education and skills which Ofsted claims is the ‘most evidence-based, research-informed and tested framework in Ofsted’s 26-year history’.