The integration of health and social care services has been a hot-button issue for several years now. This briefing looks at some examples of community led care and how local authorities can support the replication and scale-out of such initiatives.
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- Ruth Fry, Corporate Communications Manager at Perth and Kinross Council
- Professor John H. McKendrick, Glasgow School for Business and Society
- James Mitchell, Director of Academy of Government, Edinburgh University
- Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling and fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change
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Swift Read: What Cannabis Legislation Will Mean for Municipal Government in Canada and Lessons for the UK
From October 2018, Canadian residents will be legally able to consume recreational cannabis. This briefing looks at what the legalisation will mean for those who oversee its implementation, particularly Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments.
The European Commission has published a report on public administration characteristics and performance in the EU. Originally created for Irish readers, this briefing examines the findings of the research and highlights areas which require further effort as general public service reform is rolled out in Ireland, and what Scotland can…
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report deals with the criteria for deciding whether public sector projects are suitable to be run by the private sector, the success of PFI, and how the market is shaped and managed for the private delivery of public sector projects and services.
The UK government has promised to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. The rough sleeping strategy describes how the government plans to do this using a three-pronged vision involving prevention, intervention and recovery.
Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are being used by councils? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using case studies and examples of the different schemes used by local authorities.
This Brexit update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, immigration, Scotland and Ireland.
What are some EU members doing to grow their housing markets?
Two recent IPSO adjudications show different outcomes for local government. This briefing summarises the complaints, adjudications and outcomes, and suggests learning points for local authorities.
The collapse of Carillion had serious and ongoing implications for all the public sector. We look here at a joint select committee report and an NAO report into the collapse and the government’s handling of it.