Topic: Culture, sport and tourism

An essential ingredient for place making. How can communities and local government work together to make local life fun and enriching and attract visitors for economic development?

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DfE White Paper: Educational Excellence Everywhere

The DfE has published a White Paper setting out its future strategy for developing the school system; there re major implications for the local authority's role in the school system. This CSN Briefing is an initial look at the White Paper.

England & Wales Briefing
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DfE Consultation – Schools national funding formula

The Government has had a long-standing commitment to reform the school funding system to make it fairer. This CSN Briefing is on the latest consultation document (closing 17 April 2016) on the reform proposals and the implications for removing local government from the running of schools

England & Wales Briefing

Viewpoint: The Art of Commissioning

When arts and cultural organisations team up with public authorities, they can deliver better outcomes for people and communities. That’s the main finding from a major three-year project that has brought together insights and practical resources from two pioneering localities, Kent and Gloucestershire, writes Julia Slay of the New Economics Foundation.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Youth service: the Delivering Differently for Young People (DDYP) programme

Many local authorities are reviewing how to secure their youth services in the light of expenditure reductions. This CSN Briefing looks at the Government led Delivering Differently for Young People (DDYP) programme and gives example about how Councils are working with the programme to find innovative ways of providing youth services.

England & Wales Briefing

Why should we celebrate our libraries this Saturday?

This weekend sees the fifth National Libraries Day, writes Mark Taylor, a country-wide celebration of libraries and why they matter to families and communities, to the economy and society.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Creative Industries in Scotland

The House of Commons Scottish Affairs select committee has published its report on creative industries in Scotland. We cover its key findings and recommendations.

Scotland Briefing
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Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation

The government has launched a new strategy to engage more people in sport and physical activity and harness sport for ‘social good’. The strategy acknowledges the strategic co-ordinating role of local government in delivering sport and physical activity opportunities.

England & Wales Briefing
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Briefings 2015: policy and practice

We are looking back here to 2015 - the briefings represented give some idea of the wide range of issues covered, but also highlight key themes, and point to what will be dominant in 2016.

England & Wales Briefing
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Moving the Goal Posts: poverty and access to sport for young people

Concentrated poverty and deprivation is a significant barrier to participation in community sport. This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations of a LSE research study commissioned by the sports charity Street Games on poverty and access to sport

England & Wales Briefing