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Easy Guide to Police and Crime Commissioners

Attached to this briefing is the LGiU's new Easy Guide to Police and Crime Commissioners. The guide brings together an edited version of a series of briefings written by James Cousins, a LGiU associate on the run up to the PCC elections and brings them up to date with comments on the elections themselves. The…

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On Your Radar October 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 covers: Upcoming briefings Party conferences 2012 - main announcements and developments DCLG during the conference recess

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Public Accounts Committee report – Implementing the transparency agenda

The Public Accounts Committee has published a report on the Government’s transparency agenda concluding that while it has met the majority of its commitments, large quantities of raw data are being released without ensuring that it is fit for purpose; with the Government yet to develop a full understanding of the cost and benefits of…

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Public notices: the case for radical reform

This report looks at the current system that requires councils to publish public notices in local newspapers – at an annual cost of up to £67.85m.

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National Audit Office Report – central government’s communication and engagement with local government

'- The National Audit Office has published a report on the effectiveness of central government’s communications and engagement with local government. - Accepting that communications between the two parts of government is "inherently challenging” the report calls for improvement on the part of central government, claiming that policy consultations can be rushed, emails are poorly…

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Caring for our future: reforming care and support

This policy briefing explores the government’s adult social care White Paper with reference to the draft Care and Support Bill and the progress report on social care funding reform. We will be publishing a more detailed briefing(s) on the Bill, funding reform and other related issues. It will be of interest to a wide range…

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Final report of the Commission on Improving Dignity in Care for Older People

This briefing summarises and comments on the recently published final report of the Commission on Dignity in Care for Older people and its recommendations. The briefing will be of interest to health and social care commissioners, councillors with a health and/or social care remit, members of Health and Wellbeing Boards and local authority health scrutiny…

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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 2.0: How digital technology empowers local communities

Local 2.0 was a DCLG funded project, that aimed to learn “how local communities can be empowered through social media and other digital technologies”. Key findings were: - hyperlocal media sites can have a positive, although not transformative, effect on the residents and communities traditional digital communication channels like email and SMS appear more important…

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