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 Chancellor today laid out plans for an extra £13.8bn spending next year, in a Spending Round designed to “turn the page on austerity”
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.
This briefing reports on recent key developments on the HS2 project, including an overview of a recent HofL’s Economic Affairs Committee report and an update on the progress of the enabling legislation for the project. HS2 is still highly contentious. Will the new PM have a different perspective on it?
The August round-up includes government announcements, latest statistics, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is social housing.
There are more people working in the UK than ever before. Yet research highlights a growing phenomenon of in-work poverty. Local authorities can use their resources to act independently and collaboratively to tackle in-work poverty head on.