Topic: HR, workforce and communications

Developing and sustaining effective organisations

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Data Protection: step change or revolution?

This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.

Scotland Briefing
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Local government and the media: how to handle bad news

Bad news is sometimes unavoidable. This briefing looks at how councils can work effectively with the media when faced with bad news or a crisis, including tips for elected members and officers on how to ensure the local authority remains in charge of the situation.

England & Wales Briefing
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Data Protection: step change or revolution?

New rules will provide for secure handling of increasingly large amounts of personal data in a rapidly changing environment. This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the General Data Protection Directive to individual rights, and summarises the governance mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which councils must comply.

England & Wales Briefing
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Resolution Foundation Living Standards Audit 2017

This report is the latest in a series by the Resolution Foundation on progress in living standards in the UK. It draws attention to a decade long stagnation in earnings growth.

England & Wales Briefing
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IFS Report: Living standards, poverty and inequality in the UK: 2017

This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines changes in the distribution of household incomes in the UK, including changes in average living standards, inequality in household incomes, and income poverty and deprivation

England & Wales Briefing
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Brexit and employment

This briefing sets out potential implications and policy issues relating to Brexit and employment. It is structured in two broad areas: issues relating to the workforce and issues relating to the workplace.

England & Wales Briefing
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Fairness Commissions: an enabling approach to local government?

In recent years, local authorities in the UK have established ‘Fairness Commissions’ to develop policies to tackle the impact of poverty and inequality at a local level. This briefing explores how they might support civic wellbeing in a more enabling state.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Developing commercial approaches

Councils are adopting increasing levels of commercial practice, including establishing arms-length trading companies. This briefing considers how to approach developing these, often complex, arrangements.

England & Wales Briefing