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Delivering local growth: Where next for Local Enterprise Partnerships?

This new Smith Institute and PwC report captures the views of LEP chairs and chief executives on how to deliver on their potential and unlock local growth in 2015 and beyond. Based on 22 interviews with LEP leaders it highlights the main priorities and obstacles facing the LEPs over the next five years, in particular around their capacity and capability to deliver on their ambitions. Click here to view

New report calls for stronger links between housing associations and councils and LEPs

This new report places the spotlight on fast changing relationship between local authorities and housing associations. Welfare reform, reductions in housing grant and plans to extend Right to Buy mean historic relationships must change if they are to continue to effectively support their communities and build affordable homes. The report sets out recommendations on how to strengthen the relationship and build new ones with LEPs. Click here to view

Who governs Britain?

What is the background of the MPs in the new Parliament? What is their education and occupational profile, gender and age? And, how have these trends changed since 2010? This analysis of MPs in the 2015 Parliament addresses these questions and shows how far our elected politicians reflect wider society. Click here to view

Leading experts set out how to secure the future of the NHS

In this timely and important report leading experts from the health world set out their views on what needs to change to ensure the long-term sustainability of the NHS. With the challenges of austerity and an ageing society the authors add their thoughts to the on-going debate on prevention, integration and funding. Click here to view 

Making healthcare work better for the local economy

This new report, featuring contributions from leading policy makers and practitioners, sets out thecompelling economic case for reducing health inequalities. The authors argue that forging closer links between health and local economic growth will be vital to the future success and prosperity of places. Click here to view

     

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