There seems to be substantial governmental activity taking place to combat modern slavery, but there has also been criticism of the lack of progress by the Home Office as numbers of potential modern slavery victims are increasing year on year.
The Timpson review of school exclusion looks at who is excluded from school, and what can be done to reduce exclusion. The Government response accepts the proposals.
A one year on look at the 30 hours free childcare entitlement offer: benefits for better off families and disadvantaged parents already in work as they can work longer, but not children from the most disadvantaged families whose parents are not in work.
The BEIS Committee’s report on industrial strategy addresses the processes of securing sector deals and what has been achieved or agreed through them so far. The process has tended to favour sectors that have already received significant state funding and ignoring the challenge of the ‘long tail’ of low productivity.
This is the second briefing in a series that explores the local dimension of the Child Poverty (Scotland) Act 2017 and Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-2022, which places obligations and responsibilities on local government to take local action to eradicate child poverty.
A look at what is happening to the 16-19 phase of education and training in England including funding, curriculum changes, the aspirations of young people and the local authority role.
The problems facing seaside towns stem from a combination of geography and wider industrial decline. A Lords committee says they must reinvent themselves by making more effective use of their assets. There needs to be increased government investment providing better transport, housing and digital infrastructure and new tailored enterprise zones.
The strategy aims to reduce workload at all stages of a teacher’s career, including further reform of the accountability system and provide specialist National Professional Qualifications.
Fleshwounds from a silver bullet? Counting the cost of the unforeseen consequences of permitted development
The UK government has promised a new fast-track planning route, allowing accelerated creation of new homes and improved vibrancy of town centres at “no net cost” to councils. But are these promises too good to be true? What could be the impact on residents, housing quality, and on local authority…
ESA claimants will be among the single largest claimant group within managed migration to Universal Credit. What are the implications of migration for this very large group of people? Recent reports have given some idea of the scale of the transition and how it varies among local areas.