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Public Sector Equality Duty Review: call for evidence

The review of the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) has moved on a stage, with the steering group issuing a general invitation to submit evidence, with a deadline of Friday 12 April. Information about the review and the call for evidence can now be found on the main government website.

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Squeezed Britain 2013

This document, produced by the Resolution Foundation, provides a detailed profile of the low-to-middle income group in the UK. An earlier briefing has dealt with the Resolution Foundation’s analysis of the causes of low income and of the stagnation in the group’s earnings growth over the past decade. The group comprise about one third of…

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On Your Radar February/March

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 covers: Upcoming briefings Link to Guide to Local Government Finance Act 2012 Communities and Local Government: open…

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Public Sector Equality Duty Review – recent developments

Further information is emerging about the review of the public sector equality duty. While this indicates that some progress is being made, it is not yet clear how public sector authorities will be consulted, or if they will be consulted effectively. This briefing outlines recent developments and makes some comments on the review programme so…

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Are Cultures of Worklessness’ Passed Down the Generations?

The aim of the research project from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on which this report is based was to examine whether an ‘intergenerational culture of worklessness’ exists and whether it plays a role in determining high and persistent levels of worklessness. It was carried out because the authors claim that the notion is popular among…

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The Francis Inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust – messages and implications

The Francis Inquiry report attributes accountability for the appalling care at Stafford Hospital to the Trust Board, but also points to a systemic failure by a range of national and local organisations to respond to concerns. The report indicates that this should not be regarded as a one-off event that could not be repeated elsewhere…

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The living wage

There is an increasingly interesting debate around the Living Wage. And, for once, it isn’t entirely party political. What do you think? What is the position of your local authority?

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The Living Wage and Local Authorities

This is a briefing on the Living Wage and how it relates to local government. The briefing covers: * A ‘what, why, who and where’ of the Living Wage * An update on the Living Wage and Local Authorities * A short comment on where next for the Living Wage The briefing may be of…

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Benefits Stigma in Britain

The report, Benefits Stigma in Britain, from Elizabeth Finn Care and the University of Kent, published in November 2012, attempts to define and measure the nature of and extent to which benefits claimants are stigmatised. The research on which it is based was commissioned amidst mounting concern that benefits claimants are becoming increasingly stigmatised, or…

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