NLGN - A Changemaking vision for local government
At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next.
In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call for councils to embrace a bold ‘changemaking’ approach focused on the core values of creativity, collaboration and self-determination.
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Chancellor should save not splurge in tomorrow’s Budget21/11/2017 11:35:00
IEA release briefing ahead of the Budget 2017
The King's Fund responds to the government's announcement on the social care Green Paper21/11/2017 10:35:00
Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow for Social Care at The King’s Fund, said: ‘Although it has been some time coming, it is significant that the government has confirmed that there will be Green Paper that will set out proposals for a long-term solution for social care. But ultimately, the Green Paper will only be meaningful if it results in a fundamental reform to the social care system. This is a challenge that previous governments have ducked and it is vital this government has the courage to deliver real change.
Policy Exchange - ‘Without sound finance, you cannot have a strong economy with which to fund public services’ – the moral the Chancellor should choose for his Budget21/11/2017 09:35:00
As the Chancellor prepares his Autumn Budget he is under pressure to ease the restraint on public spending, particularly on areas such as health and housing. After all, the budget deficit has fallen from a peak of 10% of GDP at the time of the great recession in 2008/9 to around 3% now. It might therefore be tempting to heed the siren voices calling for vast increases in borrowing – but the Chancellor should be careful before abandoning fiscal responsibility.
NIESR: UK’s obsession with housing wealth could be making the country poorer16/11/2017 11:05:00
Favourable public policy treatment of home ownership means mortgages are crowding out other forms of long term savings and investment, with potentially significant repercussions for individual pension savings but also for the UK economy as a whole, new NIESR research for the Association of British Insurers revealed yesterday.