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Social care cuts coming in the middle of the pandemic

Social care cuts coming in the middle of the pandemic

Early signs that councils are having to launch fire-sales of assets as costs of covid become clear

Opinion Former Articles

  • ESRC: New team to navigate local government

    The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Local Government Navigator Team. Building relationships, raising the profile of social science research and identifying opportunities for collaboration will be the main focus of the team made up of three Knowledge Navigators.

  • BHA and local campaigners to clash with Government in High Court over new religious schools

    On Thursday and Friday, the British Humanist Association (BHA) and Richmond Inclusive Schools Campaign (RISC) are to take their fight to stop the opening of two highly discriminatory Voluntary Aided (VA) Catholic schools in Richmond upon Thames to the High Court. The case is of national importance, not just because it is the first ever case taken against a new school because of religious discrimination, but also because the Department for Education (DfE) has intervened with an interpretation of the law that works in favour of the decision to approve the schools and against the Government’s Coalition Agreement to work for more inclusive school admissions.

  • NASUWT: Local authorities have a key role in education

    Representatives at the NASUWT Annual Conference in Birmingham have condemned the war being waged by the Coalition Government against local authorities.

  • FSB: Ill thought through local development will damage regions

    A rush toward ill thought out development simply to generate quick revenue will damage regions in the long run, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said in its consultation response to the Local Government Resource Review, which closed Monday 24 October.

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