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Home Office 'chaos' leaves thousands of illegal arrivals in 'perma-backlog'

27/02/2024

The Government’s struggling asylum policy has heaped significant demand on cities’ housing services, experts have warned.

Councillors ‘powerless and penniless’ on clean air

09/11/2023

Elected members do not believe that councils have the powers or budgets to make meaningful change on air quality, research has found.

Asylum ‘perma-backlog’ to impact councils

22/08/2023

Reforms to the UK’s asylum system are likely to pile more pressure on councils struggling to support unaccompanied children, a new report has found.

Poor health 'undermining UK economy' think tank warns

08/12/2022

Mental health problems are the most common reason for people being unable to work new research has revealed.

Think-tank makes call for wellbeing budgets

18/10/2021

The Government should introduce ‘wellbeing budgets’ that look beyond gross domestic product (GDP) to reduce regional health inequalities, a think-tank has urged.

Northern mayors wielding more power than devo deals suggest

16/08/2021

A hundred days after the May 2021 elections Northern mayors are wielding more power – particularly ‘soft’ power - than their devolution deals suggest, says new analysis.

Think tank calls for reform of 'regressive' council tax in Scotland

12/04/2021

Council tax in Scotland should be increased to the same levels as the rest of the UK, a think tank has argued today.

Think tank calls for £100bn investment in the North's nature

01/06/2020

The Government has been urged by a think tank to invest up to £100bn over the next 25 years to create a plan for nature in the North of England.

One in five healthcare workers could quit in wake of Covid-19, think tank warns

23/04/2020

Healthcare could face a staffing crisis after it was revealed on in five healthcare professionals are more likely to leave following the pandemic.

Budget 2020: Flood-hit areas to share £200m defence fund

11/03/2020

The money will go to 25 areas based on criteria including repeated flooding.

Think tanks calls for public health funding to be linked to NHS budgets

05/11/2019

Public health funding should be linked to increases in the NHS budget, a briefing published by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) suggests.

Council tax system needs 'fundamental reform'

16/05/2019

The council tax system is ‘highly regressive and unsustainable,’ and needs ‘fundamental reform,’ progressive think-tank IPPR has argued.

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