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IFS Report: Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?

This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.

England & Wales
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IFS Report: Adult social care funding: a local or national responsibility?

This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.

Scotland
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The National Infrastructure Commission Partnership

The NIC has announced five cities and city regions that it will provide tailored support to improve delivery of housing, and economic growth and transport improvements. The authorities will work with the NIC to develop strategies to improve local transport connections, unlock job opportunities and deliver much-needed new homes.

England & Wales
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Cities economic growth and devolution update

Since the February 2014 update, cities economic growth and enhanced devolution policies have developed considerably in both practice, and in lobbying/advocacy in anticipation of 2015 general election campaigns. This briefing reviews the coalition's agreement of fifteen wave two city deals; the Cambridgeshire 'Gainshare' deal; and the April inception of four new Combined Authorities - West…

England & Wales

Bradford Policy Café

At the end of June, we gathered together officers from member councils in West Yorkshire to attend our inaugural Policy Café, as Charlotte Maddix explains. These events are experimental –...

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The English Indices of Deprivation 2019

This briefing deals with the latest release of the English Indices of Deprivation 2019 (IoD2019) which was published in September 2019. This briefing will be of interest to officers and members in all types of authority in England with an interest in wellbeing, economic development, and poverty reduction.

England & Wales
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Housing and planning round-up March 2019

This month’s round-up includes news on housing benefit, the Letwin Review, and social housing rent rises. It also lists ongoing consultations.

England & Wales
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Brexit Update: September 2018

This Brexit update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, immigration, Scotland and Ireland.

Scotland
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Brexit Update: September 2018

Brexit is at a critical, and unpredictable, stage. This update focuses and comments on the latest news, immigration, the economy, a possible no deal scenario, Scotland and Ireland

England & Wales
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A Quiet Crisis – Local government spending on disadvantage in England

This report from the NPI and the Lloyds Bank Foundation traces the impact on service-level spend across services, between types of local authority and between areas. It finds some significant disparities underneath the headline figures, which raises questions about the sustainability of local services to tackle disadvantage.

England & Wales, Scotland