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Local government funding and financial management.

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Census 2011 – First Release

On 16 July 2012, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published its first release of statistics from the census taken as at 27 March 2011. This data is crucial for local authorities – both for planning and managing service developments, and for its impact on local government financial settlements. blished its first release of statistics…

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Caring for our future: progress report on funding reform

The progress report on funding reform was published on 11 July alongside the social care draft bill and the white paper. The report accepts certain key principles underpinning the Dilnot Commission’s proposals – particularly the need for a cap on care costs. However, the government were not prepared to commit to a specific model or…

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School funding reform: Arrangements for 2013-14

The DfE has published the final school funding arrangements for 2013-14, following a series of consultations on funding reform in preparation for the introduction of a national funding formula in the next spending review period.

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Health, public health and social care round-up June 2012

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration. The briefings are organised in the…

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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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Department of Health update on public health funding

The Department of Health published an update on public health funding for local government on 14 June 2012. The document sets out current thinking on local authority public health finance and in particular: the next steps on moving from the estimates of baseline spending published in February 2012 to actual allocations for 2013-14 which are…

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Local Government Finance Bill – update and supplementary information

This Briefing is an update on the various measures contained within the Local Government Finance Bill. During May, the Department of Communities and Local Government released a series of documents providing supplementary documents containing further detailed information on how the key aspects of the Bill will operate.

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On Your Radar May 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 The Queen’s Speech Police and Crime Commissioners

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Changes to the ‘Right to Buy’ Scheme

'- The Government has made significant changes to the Right to Buy scheme with the aim of increasing take up and ensuring a ‘one for one’ replacement of social housing sold under the scheme. - This briefing will be of interest to executive and cabinet portfolio members and officers in the areas of housing, regeneration…

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Financing of New Housing Supply: CLG Select Committee report

The briefing below can also be downloaded as a PDF CLG Select Committee report – Financing of New Housing Supply Summary  The briefing provides a summary of the select committee’s inquiry into the financing of new housing supply The report provides a comprehensive review of difficulties faced by both public agencies and the private sector in…

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