Topic: Welfare and equalities

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

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Refugees, Asylum and Immigration: a primer

Global movement and displacement of persons has reached almost unprecedented levels. This briefing provides an overview of the rules governing immigration and asylum seeking in the UK, a statistical overview of trends, and an overview of what is known of the local economic and social impacts of migration.

Scotland Briefing
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Refugees, Asylum, and Immigration: A Primer

Global movement and displacement of persons has reached almost unprecedented levels. This briefing provides an overview of the rules governing immigration and asylum seeking here, a statistical overview of trends, and an overview of what is known of the local economic and social impacts of migration.

England & Wales Briefing
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Rethinking planning obligations: can they deliver the affordable housing we need?

Affordable housing provided through Section 106 planning obligations is on the decline; in some parts of England it accounts for only two per cent of provision. How can S106 be combined with other policies and interventions to increase the amount of housing that is affordable for people on low incomes?

England & Wales Briefing
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Downward mobility, opportunity hoarding and the ‘glass floor’ – SMCPC report

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published a research report on the ‘glass floor’, which protects less able, better-off children from falling down the social ladder as they become adults – inhibiting opportunities for more able children from less advantaged backgrounds. This briefing looks at the report.

England & Wales Briefing
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The Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Welfare Reform Update

The debate on The Welfare Reform and Work Bill has focused on welfare benefits, but other parts are significant too, such as the repeal of most of the 2010 Child Poverty Act and changes to rent policy in social housing. We cover the main provisions in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing

The first 100 days – commitments, progress and tensions

Can any modern UK government live up to Franklin D Roosevelt’s first 100 days in 1933 where the legislation was passed to create the New Deal (and where apparently the concept of the first 100 days was born)? It’s highly unlikely, but nevertheless politicos and the media like to judge how a new government measures up.…

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