Although the possibility of a no deal Brexit has fallen, it could still happen. This briefing sets out the likely consequences of no deal. It includes a summary of government preparations, with a focus on operation Yellowhammer.
Six documents published by the DfE, include guidance on the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit cover local authority children’s care services, schools, further and higher education, those studying in the EU and data protection.
Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to develop a national strategy to tackle social isolation. This briefing highlights projects and activities from across the UK with a primary or secondary aim of tackling social isolation.
The government recently announced plans to allow councillors to attend meetings by video link - for those on Combined Authorities or Joint Committees. The idea of remote attendance was first raised twelve years ago. Will the government follow through the recent consultation and should the consultation have gone further?
The Chancellor today laid out plans for an extra £13.8bn spending next year, in a Spending Round designed to “turn the page on austerity”
Think tank the Smith Institute has launched a new report, commissioned by the FDA, on the importance of civil service impartiality “in a post truth world”. The impact of Brexit and recently recurring politically motivated accusations of lack of impartiality on an apolitical civil service is addressed in the report.
Summary At the heart of an increased focus on early years, public policy since the millennium has been focused on the Sure Start Children’s Centres programme. At its peak, 3,600 centres brought together a range of services designed to improve the life chances of the youngest children and their families including early education and childcare, […]
In May this year, three cities in Ireland held plebiscites consulting the public on whether or not they wanted a directly elected mayor for their cities. This briefing will look at how England and Ireland have gotten where they are with directly elected mayors and explore what Scotland can take from this.
This briefing deals with what has been said so far about specific regional and sectoral impacts of Brexit; it concludes with a brief review of the meaning of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, which has recently come to be considered as a serious policy option in the current debate.
What has the new regime in number 10 meant for local government in relation to brexit planning and how are councils meant to prepare for a possible no deal brexit? We consider some of the possible economic and constitutional implications and challenges facing councils – both immediate and more long-term.