Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?

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Open Public Services White Paper

This briefing summarises and comments on the Open Public Services White Paper.

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Consumers Powering Growth – Better Choices: Better Deals

This briefing introduces the Government’s new Consumer Empowerment Strategy. It draws local authorities' attention to the implications and opportunities for their strategic, regulatory and service provider roles.

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Recovery Britain: ESRC report

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has published a report Recovery Britain presenting findings from recent research on the long-term effects of the recession and the social and economic ramifications of the recovery.

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Budget 2011

The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne has today given the 2011 Budget statement to the House of Commons. This briefing sets out the initial announcements relevant to local government from the Budget with specific briefings to follow.

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Review of Vocational Education – the Wolf Report

Prof. Alison Wolf (Professor of Public Sector Management at King’s College, London) has conducted a review on how to improve vocational education for 14-19 year olds and thereby promote successful progression into the labour market and into higher education and training routes. The review considered all formal qualifications for the 14-19 phase which include vocational…

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Growing the Social Investment Market: A Vision and Strategy

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.

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Trade and Investment for Growth White Paper

This paper outlines the Government’s strategy for trade and investment. It is among the first appearing under the Growth Review. It is important background for those developing strategies at local levels.

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Regeneration to enable growth

The Government has set out its contribution to community-led local regeneration. It sees a significant role for local authorities. This briefing provides a summary and highlights a Select Committee inquiry on the new approach.

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