Big data and data protection

This paper is intended to give an overview of the issues as we see them and contribute to the debate on big data and privacy. This is an area in which the capabilities of the technology and the range of... (Continue reading)

Royal Mail Privatisation

On 10 July 2013, following Royal Assent to the Postal Services Act 2011, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills announced the Government’s decision to privatise Royal Mail through an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London Stock... (Continue reading)

Argyll and Bute Council Follow-up audit

Argyll and Bute Council has responded constructively to a critical report but much more work is required to secure the improvements needed at the local authority, says the Accounts Commission. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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All together now: Making integration happen

This report sets out the case for change, our shared vision for integration and the action Government needs to take to make real and sustainable progress. We also identify what we, as national membership organisations for the NHS and local... (Continue reading)

Self-directed support

New legislation means councils will have to transform the way they deliver social care, offering people choice and control over the support they need. This report published makes recommendations to help councils fully implement the policy. To view the report... (Continue reading)

Cabinet Office publishes State of the Estate 2013

The report provides data about the size, ownership, geographical distribution and use of central government buildings. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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Major Projects Authority annual report 2014

Annual report for the Major Projects Authority, reviewing its remit, portfolio and progress. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

Performance and improvement research

The LGA welcomed the positive steps made by Government to dismantle much of the performance management framework for local government and we will continue to pursue for future reductions to centrally driven performance reporting and data burdens in favour of... (Continue reading)

Energy and Climate Change – Carbon capture and storage

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has the potential to help keep carbon emissions within the limits that are needed to avoid dangerous global temperature rises. As such, it could be a game changer in efforts to tackle climate change, but... (Continue reading)

Economic Impact of the Capital Investment Plans of the Russell Group Universities

This study assesses the economic contribution that capital investment by Russell Group universities between 2012-13 and 2016-17 will make to the UK economy. To view the report click, here.... (Continue reading)

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