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Enabling Social Action

In February 2017, The Office for Civil Society published six documents which they had commissioned from the New Economics Foundation. These resources are designed to help commissioners and other public sector leaders embed social action in commissioning.

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Equalities: the impact of Brexit

One consequence of leaving the EU is to separate UK equality standards and protections from a fundamental EU set of principles and practice. This briefing considers the implications of this and how equalities and human rights could be protected during the process of departure and consolidation of permanent UK legislation.

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Recruitment and retention of teachers: Commons Education Committee

The House of Commons Education Committee has reported on the supply of teachers finding that the shortage of teachers is a continuing challenge for the education sector in England, particularly in certain subjects and regions of the country.

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West of England Metro Mayor election: Key issues

What are the main issues in the mayoral election for the West of England Region and what does the campaign tell us about the future of devolution and the role of the new mayors?

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A local alternative to unpaid internships

For young people up and down the country, finding full time, permanent paid work is really tough. What many school leavers and graduates now face is being academically qualified for jobs but lacking the real work experience which many employers require as a minimum, writes Roshni Mistry.

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Start of the Possible

Today we publish Start of the Possible a report from Camden councillor and Lead Member for Finance, Technology and Growth Theo Blackwell – it is based on the findings of a survey of over 800 councillors, believed to be the first to examine the attitudes and perceptions of councillors to digital transformation. LGiU Chief Executive…

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The Investigatory Powers Act and local government

We examine the Investigatory Powers Act here, particularly as it applies to local authorities, and also police forces and fire and rescue authorities. It also briefly explores the history behind the legislation, providing a basic understanding of how the legislation changes the current surveillance laws affecting public authorities.

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IR35: Implications for Local Authorities

This briefing describes the changes to how IR35 are being applied from April 6 2017 in relation to public authorities and the government’s rationale for the changes, as well as some of the issues and objections which have been raised by various local government umbrella organisations and sector interest groups.

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Brexit update March-April 2017

The implications for local government of the forthcoming negotiations and the repatriation of EU legislation into UK law are profound but, as yet, not at all clear. We consider the role of local government in scrutinising the future bill and also in developing strategies for their areas post 2020.

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Households below a Minimum Income Standard

This JRF report deals with trends in the numbers of individuals living in households below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS) between 2008-09 and 2014-15. MIS is an alternative way of measuring poverty risk and is based on what the general public think is an acceptable minimum standard of living.

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