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The Future of Arm’s-Length Bodies

This report based new research conducted by the LGiU and supported by the Carnegie Trust looks at the future role of arms length bodies in public service delivery.

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Communities and Local Government questions and topical debate. Monday 12th March 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government parliamentary questions session came on the same day as two announcements were made; a rise to £75k in the maximum amount of discount that a tenant can claim when exercising the Right to Buy and a related announcement on the New Buy Scheme, which is a mortgage indemnity…

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The Rights of Disabled People to Independent Living

This report from the Joint Committee on Human Rights indicates that the right of people with a disability to independent living is at risk from factors such as the economic climate and welfare reforms. The Committee makes a number of recommendations for national and local government, which are asked to monitor and report on the…

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On Your Radar March 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 highlights: • forward planning • future briefings • localism act • council tax • funding opportunities

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Building safe, active communities: strong foundations by local people

• This is the third and final report from Baroness Newlove, the Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities • It reports on progress from the challenges set out in her first two reports and announces the launch of a £1million DCLG fund to tackle problem drinking • It will be useful for executive members/portfolio holders…

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National Audit Office: Cost in central government – summary of progress

The National Audit Office has published a value for money report on progress made by Central Government to reduce its costs and expenditure. While central government departments took effective action in 2010-11 to reduce costs they are less well placed to make the long term changes over the four years to 2014-15. This briefing will…

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National Audit Office report – the introduction of the Work Programme

The National Audit Office’s value for money report on the introduction of the single Work Programme - DWP have introduced the Work Programme quickly, in just over a year, and this has had benefits, but the speed with which it was launched has also increased risks, according to the NAO, who believe that the Government’s…

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Green Deal: The role of local authorities

This briefing covers: * the emerging legislation on the Green Deal: the government’s flagship program to boost energy efficiency within the UK’s ageing building stock. The consultation ended on 18th January and the first Green Deal Plans will emerge in Autumn 2012. * the Green Deal is a market-based instrument to boost the uptake of…

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Reorganising central government bodies

In its report Reorganising central government bodies, the National Audit Office assesses the effectiveness of the Public Bodies Reform Programme. The Programme, which covers 904 public bodies, proposes the largest restructuring of public bodies in decades. Out of 496 bodies earmarked for merging, substantial reform or outright abolition, the Programme plans to abolish 262. However,…

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On Your Radar – January 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. Given this is the first On Your Radar of 2012 it seems appropriate to focus more this month on…

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