In time for last week’s World Autism Day, the Government published new tools to monitor progress on the implementation of the Adult Autism Strategy for England and the statutory guidance on autism services. This briefing provides an overview.
Department for Communities and Local Government, Parliamentary Question Time (April) and other significant issues.
This briefing looks at the issues raised in the DCLG parliamentary questions session for April 2011 and other recent political developments.
Last night the Hansard Society launched their eighth Audit of Political Engagement – an annual healthcheck on our democratic system and effectiveness of Parliament. Beneath the headline analysis on coalition politics and the Big Society, there’s some useful stuff on interest in local government and desires to get involved in community politics. – 46% of…
The government is consulting on changes to how the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will operate. The reforms will have implications for local authorities where they work in partnership with the EHRC.
The government has announced a review into the statutory duties placed on councils. Councils are invited to comment on which duties should be repealed and which should not. Councils should respond to this important, though informal, consultation.
Communities and Local Government Departmental Question Time And Related Local Government Issue Developments
A round up of parliamentary activity, recent ministerial speeches and local government policy announcements.
Local Government is digging deep into its capacity for innovation as we all seek to adapt to life with less money but more responsibilities. Each Council will have to find its own answer but in Buckinghamshire we’ve started to put the pieces together for a solution of compromise, reality and affordability.
Equality Act 2010: Banning age discrimination in services, public functions and associations – a consultation on proposed exceptions to the ban
This briefing outlines the proposed exceptions to the Equality Act that are relevant to local authorities, particularly the implications for health and social care where there will be no specific exceptions to the legislation.
Growing the Social Investment Market looks to develop the concept of a Big Society through expansion of the social investment market. Key to this is the establishment of a Big Society Bank. This brief outlines the strategy and comments on its main points.
Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?