Briefings


Work and Pensions Committee report: Self-employment and the gig economy

June 9, 2017

Summary The Work and Pensions Committee’s inquiry into self-employment and the ‘gig economy’ was launched in December 2016 with the main purpose .of examining whether the UK’s welfare system adequately supports the growing numbers of self-employed and ‘gig economy’ workers The inquiry was cut short by the dissolution of Parliament…





Progress on City Region Deals

May 30, 2017

This article looks at the progress that has been made in regard to the City Deals over the last two to three years, how the different deals compare with each other, and some of the challenges that lie ahead.




Enabling Social Action

May 23, 2017

The Office for Civil Society defines social action as people coming together to improve their lives and solve problems in their communities. They believe that when the public sector works with communities, social action can become a powerful way of meeting people’s needs.


IR35: Implications for Local Authorities

May 19, 2017

This briefing describes the changes to how IR35 are being applied from April 6 2017 in relation to public authorities. It describes the Government’s rationale for the changes, and some of the issues/objections which have been raised by various local government umbrella organisations/Interest groups.