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The College of the Future Commission – Final Report

An overview of the final report of the College of the Future Commission, its England report, the DfE commissioned report on financial oversight of the sector and the prospects for the further education white paper.

England & Wales Briefing
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An updated look at the impacts of COVID-19 on local economies

In this briefing, Bethanie Finney – economist with SGS Economics and Planning – looks at what the latest data tells us about the potential short- and medium-term impacts of COVID-19 on local economies, amid global uncertainty

Australia Briefing
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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for Scottish local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

Scotland Briefing
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Spending Review November 2020: Highlights for local government

Today the Chancellor laid out his much-anticipated one-year Spending Review, in place of the Comprehensive Spending Review and three-year plan he had hoped to produce before the pandemic disrupted the economic backdrop. This on-the-day briefing brings you the highlights.

England & Wales Briefing
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Budget 2021 – implications for housing supply

A few weeks on from its announcement, it is timely to reflect on the Budget’s implications for the key issue of housing supply. This briefing summarises the main housing provisions which feature significant expenditure proposals, especially for social housing with increased emphasis on new-build, along with new measures to promote “affordable” housing.

Ireland Briefing
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State Regulation of Local Government Revenues: can it be justified?

In this opinion piece, Graham Sansom – former CEO of the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA), and director of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government – looks into the regulation of local government revenues.

Australia Briefing
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The Towns Fund: was the allocation fair and transparent?

Towns in England are being awarded millions of pounds to boost their local economies, but was the funding allocated fairly, or subject to political bias? MPs on the House of Commons PAC say the operation of the Towns Fund by ministers was not impartial and lacked transparency.

England & Wales Briefing

Regional banks: the missing ingredient in levelling up communities?

The UK banking system is missing a vital component in driving better social, environmental and economic outcomes for local economies: regional mission-led banks. How might the UK also benefit, and what is the role of local government?

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Scotland’s Inward Investment Plan: Shaping Scotland’s Economy

Scottish Government recently released its latest ‘Inward Investment Plan’. In this briefing, we discuss the contents of the plan as well as the extent to which inward investment aligns with Scotland’s aspirational values as a future net-zero economy with the principles of fair work and sustainable, inclusive growth at its heart.

Scotland Briefing