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Autumn Statement 2016: Analysis

On 23 November Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered the new Government’s Autumn Statement. This briefing deals mostly with the revisions to the fiscal targets and the economic outlook. There is a brief commentary on other announcements, including those for additional capital spending, and on housing, welfare, and devolution.

England & Wales Briefing
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The impact of Brexit on local government procurement

This briefing looks at the potential impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU on Local Government public procurement rules. It will look at the procurement system prior to the EU, the impact of EU legislation on the UK as a whole and the Scottish procurement system in particular.

Scotland Briefing

Autumn Statement 2016

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons setting out the new administration’s spending plans and priorities for the coming year. LGiU Scotland sets out the key announcements relevant to Scottish local government and will be briefing on individual policy areas in the coming weeks. Key…

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Autumn Statement- 2016

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has delivered his first Autumn Statement to the House of Commons setting out the new administration’s spending plans and priorities for the coming year.

England & Wales Briefing
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Scotland’s finances and the importance of economic growth

This briefing looks at Scotland’s overall finance position, the impact of the slump in the oil and gas sector, and the increased importance of growth in non-North Sea revenue in the context of the new tax powers being devolved to the Scottish Parliament from April 2017.

Scotland Briefing
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2017 business rates revaluation

September and early October saw the release of a number of documents relating to the 2017 revaluation. These were issued by the VOA and DCLG. There was also an observation published by the IFS on the 28 September releases. This report summarises these publications and comments on them.

England & Wales Briefing
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Health Pressures – Bad news for Local Government?

Audit Scotland’s report into the performance of NHS Scotland was one of the most damming in recent years and sparked fierce debate in the Scottish Parliament. This article looks at the Auditors’ findings, the initial reaction from politicians and professionals, and implications for local government’s 2017/18 grant.

Scotland Briefing
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Looked-After Children: The scale of the challenge

The Local Authority, as the ‘corporate parent’ of its looked-after children, has responsibilities to work across services and meet the needs of looked-after children. This briefing provides demographic context to the current population of LACs, identifying key areas where intervention can be targeted across the country.

Scotland Briefing
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Ireland’s National Planning Framework: The Scottish connection

Work is underway in preparing Ireland’s draft National Planning Framework, and Scotland’s Third National Planning Framework has been cited as a potential model for its Irish counterpart. This paper compares and contrasts the two frameworks, with particular reference to planning for new national infrastructure.

Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing