Topic: Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.

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JRF Report: UK Poverty 2018

The annual report produced by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) on poverty trends in the UK considers the impact on children, pensioners and people in work.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Financial Exclusion and Credit Unions in Scotland and the UK

As individual and family debt has increased, there has been growing interest in credit unions. Local authorities across the UK have played a significant role in promoting credit unions and financial inclusion. This briefing outlines some successful examples in both Scotland, England and wider.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing With case study
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Civil Society Futures: the independent inquiry

Civil Society Futures, a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society, aiming to provide a clear vision for the role of civil society in England over the next ten years, has been published. We summarise and comment on this comprehensive report in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing

LGiU in 2018 – homelessness

This week we are having a quick look back at some of the work we have done over the past year. Andrew Walker kicks us off with homelessness.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Women in STEM – Tapping All Our Talents

In November, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published their report, on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). TAOT 2018 reviews what progress has been made in the last six years to increase the number of women working and studying in STEM in Scotland.

Scotland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up December 2018

Fire safety, homelessness, sales of social housing and the future of the planning system all feature in this month's housing and planning round-up. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering high street planning, classifying second homes as holiday lets and shared ownership schemes

England & Wales Briefing
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

Scotland Briefing
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Equity in Education: OECD and DfE research

OECD and DfE-commissioned research have looked at the life chances of young people as they progress through the education system and the factors which assist or otherwise as they progress into work. The reports raise serious issues for local and national government about our education and welfare systems can support more equitable outcomes.

England & Wales Briefing
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The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights UK Visit

This briefing deals with the statement made on 16 November 2018 by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights on his visit to the UK. The Special Rapporteur focuses his report on Universal Credit and the impacts of austerity on communities and the wider social safety net.

England & Wales Briefing