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The Meaning of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

12 Sep 2019 in Briefings

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.







Sure Start Children’s Centres – update

30 Aug 2019 in Briefings

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, […]


Directly Elected Mayors – England, Ireland… Scotland?

29 Aug 2019 in Briefings

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.


The Regional and Sectoral Impacts of Brexit

27 Aug 2019 in Briefings

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.


Brexit Update August 2019

27 Aug 2019 in Briefings

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.