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David Cameron’s speech to Conservative conference

...to their area, to finance big new infrastructure projects and to run new services. More power for neighbourhoods to keep local pubs open, stop post offices from closing, to run...

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Report of the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England (Barker report)

This briefing summarises and comments on the report of the Barker Commission established by the King’s Fund to look at the future of health and social care in England. The Commission, whose members included a senior officer of the LGA, has made radical recommendations for raising additional funding for public provision for an integrated system…

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On Your Radar – January 2012

On Your Radar looks back over the last period, ahead at what could be hitting the headlines and comments on issues relevant to local government that will be influencing the political landscape over the coming months. Given this is the first On Your Radar of 2012 it seems appropriate to focus more this month on…

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Budget 2018

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons. LGiU brings member the key announcements for local government by policy area.

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Ofsted consultation – Better inspection for all

Ofsted is consulting on proposals for a new, common inspection framework to cover all settings on the Early Years Register, maintained schools and academies, non-association independent schools, and FE and skills providers. Ofsted also proposes to introduce short inspections – conducted approximately every three years – for schools, academies and FE and skills providers that…

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Productivity in the UK

UK labour productivity has stagnated since the recession in 2008/2009. Before this recession, labour productivity was growing by approximately two per cent a year but since by just 0.2 per cent per year. This briefing details what has been happening to productivity in the UK with possible explanations for why it is so low.

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UK productivity

Why has productivity in the UK been in decline and what is being done to improve it?

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Heseltine Report – No Stone Unturned in the pursuit of Growth

Lord Heseltine has published his report on creating growth (“No Stone Unturned in pursuit of Growth”) which was commissioned by the Prime Minister. He sets out what he sees as the structural flaws with the Country’s governance which weaken the potential for growth in both its relationship with local areas, local economies and the business…

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