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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Census – key statistics published December 2012

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published significant further details of the 2011 census on 11th December 2012. This included Key statistics for England and Wales covering age, health, ethnicity, religion, marital status, accommodation, skills etc., supported by 44 data tables; three reports on international migration, religion, and ethnicity and national identity; and a comparison…

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Health, public health and social care round up: December 2012

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.

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Creative Arts in Schools: second-rate subjects?

This briefing on arts and culture charts the impact of the EBac on the availability of creative subjects in schools, as assessed by a number of bodies, and in particular, the House of Commons Education Committee in 2011. These are some of the main impacts identified: Unequal access to creative subjects in schools is increasing.…

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Culture: Libraries, Arts and Education

This briefing is the first of a series on culture from a local government perspective. It focuses on libraries, and arts and education. Later briefings will focus on creative and cultural skills training, regeneration, heritage, and sport and well-being. There will be a strong focus on funding, and on opportunities for local Councils to engage…

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Transferring public health to local authorities – new guidance on directors of public health and local authority responsibilities

The Department of Health has issued guidance on the role, responsibilities and appointment of directors of public health (DsPH). It has also issued a fact sheet reaffirming local government responsibilities from April 2013. This policy briefing summarises the guidance and comments on issues of central control and local autonomy such as the local authority relationship…

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On Your Radar August-September 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. This edition catches up with what the LGiU and CLG have been doing over August. Briefings during August CLG…

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Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012

The Public Value (Social Value) Act 2012 requires certain public authorities including local authorities to consider how, in procuring services, they might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of their areas. While the potential impact of the legislation particularly on the social enterprise sector has been somewhat exaggerated, seeking to achieve corporate and community…

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Right to Bid for Community Assets

Several of the provisions in the Localism Act are being promoted as creating new rights for communities, but have depended on regulations to put them into effect. The right for local groups to bid to purchase buildings and land defined as community assets has the potential to have an impact in every community. It will…

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Strategic Touring Programme for the arts

This briefing covers the first stage of implementation of one of Arts Council England’s major programmes for 2012/2013. - Arts Council England has allocated the first round of funding for the Strategic Touring Programme - This briefing indicates the purpose of the fund, who has been successful in the first round and what happens next…

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