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CLG select committee report on localism

The communities and local government select committee published its report on localism on 9 June following an extensive inquiry. The committee welcomes the government’s support of a localist approach, but questions its delivery. It suggests that there is no coherent definition of localism, and there is lack of clarity over who would ultimately be responsible…

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Waste Policy Review 2011

This briefing summarises the outcome of the Government’s year long Waste Policy Review in England. It details and comments on the issues that will have greatest impact on local authorities.

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CLG select committee report on localism

The CLG select committee has published its report on localism. It says there is incoherence in the government's approach and lack of vision over the future role of local government. This briefing summarises and comments on this interesting report.

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Waste Policy Review

Last year, the Government embarked upon a full review of its waste policies in England in order to progress Coalition Agreement commitments to: “work towards a zero waste economy and encourage councils to pay people to recycle and work to reduce littering” introduce “measures to promote a huge increase in energy from waste through anaerobic…

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Never minds schools, it’s Barber who needs to learn the lessons of failure

Michael Barber, Tony Blair’s former chief education advisor and new joiner at Edexcel, is profiled in yesterday’s Education Guardian. The picture on the front page sums up the man brilliantly: he’s wearing the sharp suit and crisp white shirt that’s standard issue for a top-drawer consultant, but with a couple of reassuringly school-teacherly touches (thick-soled,…

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