Topic: Economy and regeneration

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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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Latest from the Compact including best value guidance

This briefing will bring readers up to date with changes that have affected the Compact in the last two years with specific focus on the recently issued Best Value Guidance. It will be useful for commissioners and procurement staff, and staff leading on funding and engaging with the voluntary and community sector in their area.

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Rural Communities Inquiry

This briefing alerts local authorities to a Select Committee Inquiry into the Government’s new rural policy arrangements. *The Commission for Rural Communities and the Rural Advocate have been replaced by a new in-house Rural Communities Policy Unit. It is currently preparing a Government-wide Rural Statement. *The Environment Food and Rural Affairs Select Committee has launched…

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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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Draft Care and Support Bill

The Bill, which in large part accepts the recommendations of the recent Law Commission review, aims to bring together all the underlying rights powers and duties that underpin the national legislative framework for social care. While retaining the principles of means testing and eligibility thresholds, it introduces into legislation principles of well-being, integration, prevention and…

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City Deals – implications for enhanced devolution and local economic growth

With the ‘City Deal’ announcements on July 5 2012, the government has now concluded agreements with the eight ‘Core Cities’ and/or their ‘Local Enterprise Partnerships’ (LEPs) on a range of measures to stimulate city growth and development. This briefing outlines the genesis and progress to date on city deals, their importance to the city regions…

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Consultation on mandate to NHS Commissioning Board

The mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board will set objectives for the Board to meet. The consultation document explains the process of developing the mandate and consulting on the draft. The draft mandate itself outlines 22 objectives with blanks where actual targets are to be proposed. The document explains that the targets will be filled…

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Final report of the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People

This briefing summarises and comments on the recently published final report of the Commission on Dignity in Care for Older people and its recommendations. The briefing will be of interest to health and social care commissioners, councillors with a health and/or social care remit, members of Health and Wellbeing Boards and local authority health scrutiny…

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On Your Radar June 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 highlights: Upcoming briefings CLG update LGiU social care updates: APPG inquiry, outcome based commissioning survey, co-production publication

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