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Evidence review of the economic value of libraries

This report was commissioned from BOP Consulting by Arts Council England (ACE)The Evidence review of the economic value of libraries is the first step in attempting to understand the economic contribution of library services. It concludes that monetary valuation cannot do justice to the real economic contribution of libraries. Trying to use monetary valuation for…

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Air Quality and Road Transport: A report from the RAC Foundation

Summary • Owing to its significant health impacts, air pollution has been included as an indicator in the Public Health Outcomes Framework to be delivered by local authorities. A significant proportion of air pollution is caused by road transport. • The RAC Foundation has recently published a report - Air quality and road transport: impacts…

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Achieving gender equality in local government

This briefing summarises recent research into sexism in local government and uses practical examples from the 2014 Times 50 Best Employers for Women to explore practical measures councils can take to encourage more women to become councillors and enter senior management.

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Technology and transformation in town halls

LGiU and HP today publish a new report arguing that to realise the potential of the tech revolution, councils must adopt a people-centred approach. The report, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group Summer Reception, claims that we need to stop thinking about technology as a solution in itself. Rather, we need to…

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Mending the Fractured Economy: the final report of the Adonis Review

In 2013, Labour peer and former Minister Lord Adonis launched a wide-ranging review of industrial policy to inform the Labour Party’s manifesto for the 2015 General Election. The final report of the Adonis Review, supported by the Policy Network think tank, was published on 1st July 2014 and included a range of recommendations around innovation…

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Technology and transformation in town halls

LGiU has worked in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to look at the opportunities and challenges presented to local authorities by new technology.

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Pension Funds – Structural Reform

This briefing is the second of a pair of briefings on current and recent developments in pension funds. It describes the structural reform programme, currently being led by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG), covering: * The current government consultation on structural reform of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), closing on 11…

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Policy in Practice: Pension Funds – Working together, Investing in Communities & Growth

This briefing is the first of a pair of briefings on current and recent developments in pension funds. It presents case studies of what local authorities are doing in two areas: * Innovative investments of pension funds in local infrastructure, growing local economies and benefiting communities * Recent and current joint working between councils on…

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Local Government Transparency Code 2014

The Local Government Transparency Code 2014 published on 1 May 2014 replaces the Code of Recommended Practice for Local Authorities on Data Transparency published in September 2011. A frequently asked questions (FAQs) document has been published alongside the Code. The review which preceded the Code’s publication was the subject of a Policy Briefing, Data Transparency:…

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Deregulation Bill

* A Deregulation Bill is making progress through both Houses of Parliament proposing a wide range of measures to reduce burdens on businesses, voluntary organisations and public bodies. * The scope of the legislation takes in health and safety, apprenticeships and employment law, company and insolvency law, rights of way, housing, transport, communications, the environment,…

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