Briefings

Immigration after Brexit

October 21, 2018

Immigration seemingly played a major part in deciding the EU referendum in 2016. With the UK due to leave the European Union in six months’ time, a debate is underway on how the UK’s immigration system should look at the start of the next decade.


COSLA Conference 2018: Key Messages

October 19, 2018

Last week, LGiU were in attendance at the COSLA annual conference, "Our Agenda". Hannah Muirhead reports back from day one, covering the key messages and issues from the first round of presentations, particularly the Tourist Tax, the Charter on Local Self-Governance and the post-EU prosperity fund.


Apprenticeships in England – what’s happening

October 18, 2018

The Government’s apprenticeships reforms aim to set new standards, involve employers more, increase and widen participation, and ensure sustainable employment. This briefing looks at the Government’s assessment of its programme.


Housing and planning round-up October 2018

October 17, 2018

LGiU's monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is social housing in England.




Public service comparisons within the EU

October 9, 2018

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…


After Carillion: Public sector outsourcing and contracting

October 8, 2018

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.


England’s rough sleeping strategy

October 4, 2018

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.


Swift Read: Dog fouling – a blight on the pavement

October 2, 2018

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.


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