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  • Fair School Funding for All

    This briefing sets out London Councils’ position in relation to the Department for Education’s Fair School Funding For All consultation which outlines its plans to move towards the hard formula of the National Funding Formula removing any local flexibility from the school funding system. London Councils has worked closely with the London boroughs to inform our consultation response.

  • Managing the Drop in Demand for School Places in London

    London Councils works closely with all 33 London local authorities to support their work on school places planning. This briefing sets out the current challenges facing the school system in London due to falling demand for primary places across the capital.

  • Healthy Early Years Development and the Best Start for Life

    This briefing summarises the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) new policy paper, The Best Start for Life: a vision for the 1,001 critical days, stemming from the early years healthy development review

  • Skills and Post-16 Education Bill

    The Skills and Post-16 Education Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 18 May 2021. The Bill provides the legislative basis for some of the reforms set out in the Skills for Jobs White Paper, including Local Skills Improvements Plans, new intervention powers for the Secretary of State, and a flexible lifelong loans system. This briefing describes the main elements of the Bill.

  • Youth Shout Out Event

    Since the pandemic began, young people have been affected in a variety of complex ways. London Councils and LB Camden recently held an online event that invited young people to share their experiences and views. This briefing summarises the discussions that took place among the young people at the event’s breakout sessions.

  • New Data Reveals the Extent of London’s Youth Employment Gap

    This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations from London Councils’ research on youth education and employment outcomes across London.

  • Do the Maths - School Places in London

    This briefing sets out London Councils’ analysis of the demand for school places in the capital, both in terms of shortfall and surplus places, over the next four years between 2019/20 and 2022/23.

  • Podcast: Let's talk about children’s services finances

    Recent research commissioned by London Councils shows that children’s services across London are facing financial risk. Listen to our podcast with Natalie Parish, Director of ISOS Partnerships 

  • Skills for Londoners: A Call for Action

    London Councils and the Mayor of London have come together to call on central government to agree a new, ambitious devolution and funding deal on skills and employment

  • Inclusive Practice in Mainstream Schools

    This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations from London Councils’ report on inclusive practice in mainstream schools.

  • London Councils’ Response to DfE Consultation on SEND funding

    This briefing summarises London Councils’ response to the DfE’s consultation on Funding for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and those who need Alternative Provision.

  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

    This briefing alerts members to the funding shortfall in services provided to Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children (UASC) 

  • Councils’ Role in Monitoring Home Educated Children

    This briefing summarises London Councils’ position on the oversight of children educated outside of state or independent schools in response to the Department for Education’s recent consultation 

  • Demand and Spending on Children’s Services in London: New Research

    This briefing summarises the findings and recommendations from the recently published Isos report, commissioned by London Councils

  • Government Response to Rising School Exclusions (2019)

    This briefing summarises the findings from the review of school exclusions led by Ed Timpson CBE (former minister for children and families) and the government’s response to his recommendations.

  • Survey of Funding Pressures on London’s Children’s Services

    This briefing summarises recent work to understand the financial pressures facing Children’s Services in London that accounted for £1.7 billion of London borough spending.

  • London Ventures

    This briefing alerts members to the ongoing work of the London Ventures programme and a number of key developments in the programme for 2019/20.

  • Podcast: Let's talk about gambling and public health in London

    This podcast informs members about the topical issue of gambling. 

  • A Public Health Approach to Youth Violence

    Following the success of the Violence Reduction Unit in Glasgow, violence is increasingly being viewed through the lens of the “Public Health Approach”

  • The Higher Education Journey of Young Londoners (2018)

    This briefing summarises the findings of the latest edition of London Councils report The Higher Education Journey of Young Londoners

  • Demand for School Places in London

    This briefing sets out London Councils’ analysis of the demand for school places in the capital over the next five years

  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services in London

    This briefing outlines the policy landscape of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

  • The ‘Hidden Value’ of Maintained Nursery Schools in London

    London Councils has recently published research highlighting the value of maintained nursery schools in London

  • Children and Young People’s Mental Health in London

    The briefing explores the issues raised by the government’s proposed transformation of services to address young people’s mental health.

  • Childhood Obesity: A plan for action

    This briefing provides a summary of chapter two of the Childhood Obesity Plan and an analysis of its implications or London and London boroughs.

  • Schools and Children’s Services in London

    This briefing provides members with an overview of the main policy concerns and priorities relating to schools and children’s services in the capital and points members to further reading and analysis on particular topics.

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    Children’s Service finance pressures

  • Skills and Adult Education Strategy for London

    This briefing provides an overview of the Mayor’s plan for the post-16 technical and vocational education and skills system in London.

  • Skills in London

    This is a crucial time for skills in London, as a government policy has undergone transformation in areas such as apprenticeships

  • London Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy

    This briefing summarises the Mayor’s new VAWG strategy for London

  • No Recourse to Public Funds

    This briefing sets out the key findings from London Councils’ research into the impact on boroughs’ finances of providing statutory support to people with No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF).

  • Changes to Free School Meals Eligibility

    The government recently consulted on proposals to change the eligibility for free school meals and the Early Years Pupil Premium under Universal Credit

  • Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision

    This briefing provides an overview of the plans set out in the government’s green paper entitled ‘Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision’.

  • Department for Education Careers Strategy

    On 4 December 2017, the Department for Education (DfE) launched its ‘Careers Strategy: making the most of everyone’s skills and talents’

  • The Higher Education Journey of Young London Residents 2017

    This briefing summarises the findings of the fifth edition of London Councils’ report The Higher Education Journey of Young London Residents

  • What do Parents Think About the London Education System?

    This briefing sets out the main findings of research and highlights key developments in parents’ views of the London education system over the last five years.

  • Research into work experience and employer perspectives

    This briefing summarises the key findings of the research and explores the role that councils could play in improving the level and quality of work experiences for London’s young people.

     

  • School Funding Update

    This briefing alerts members to key policy developments in revenue funding for schools, high needs funding and capital funding and highlights the main areas of focus for London Councils’ lobbying on school funding.

  • Autumn Budget Representation

    The government will publish its Autumn Budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017. This briefing summarises the evidence, argument and proposals from our representation.

  • Update on apprenticeship activities in London

    This briefing provides an update on recent activity on apprenticeships

  • Do the Maths 2017

    London Councils recently published the latest version of Do The Maths, the eighth edition of our annual school places planning report. This briefing summarises the key findings and recommendations in the report.

  • The Background to Recent GCSE Reforms

    This briefing summarises the key reforms to GCSE examinations and grading, which will be reflected in GCSE results for Maths and English from 2017.

  • Secretary of State for Education Oral Statement on School Funding

    The Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Honourable Justine Greening MP, made an Oral Statement on 17 July, detailing the government’s school funding plans.

  • Stamping Out Illegal Tobacco in London

    The use and sale of illegal tobacco has been identified as a concern across London. This member briefing provides information about the work London boroughs are engaged in to fight it

  • The Funding Pressures Facing London’s Schools

    This briefing summarises recent policy developments in relation to school funding and sets out London Councils’ modelling of the current cost pressures

  • London’s School Leaders’ Views on Future Challenges

    London Councils commissioned research into the impact of challenges facing London’s schools from the perspective of their headteachers.

  • The National Funding Formula for schools and high needs

    On 20 March 2017 London Councils submitted its response to the Department for Education’s consultation on introducing the National Funding Formula for schools and high needs.

  • Early Years National Funding Formula

    This briefing explores the new early years national funding formula (EYNFF) and impact for London.

  • The Future of School Funding

    This briefing highlights the key points from the National Funding Formula (NFF) consultation for London along with an analysis of how the NFF is likely to impact London’s schools.

     

  • Skills London 2016

    Skills London, the capital’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people, took place at the ExCel Exhibition Centre on 9 and 10 December. London Councils attended

  • Childhood Obesity: A plan for action

    Childhood Obesity: A plan for action is the government’s plan to tackle childhood obesity. This briefing outlines these commitments and their impact on local authorities.

  • Early Years NFF briefing

    The government recently consulted on proposals to change the way its funds free childcare for three and four year-olds in England. This briefing explores a number of key points from London Council’s submission.

  • Apprenticeship Levy: Funding Proposals

    As part of the government’s plans for apprenticeships a new Apprenticeship Levy. This briefing provides an overview of the proposals, how they will affect London and London Councils’ response to the consultation.

  • Do the Maths - the Need for School Places in London

    Do the Maths 2016 is the seventh edition of London Councils' annual report on the pressures facing the school places planning system in London.

  • Sainsbury Review and Post-16 Skills Plan

    In July 2016, the government published its ‘Post-16 Skills Plan’. This briefing provides an overview and analysis of the proposals contained in the Post-16 Skills Plan.

  • Future of Education in London

    This briefing explores some of the key proposals and implications for the London education system.

  • Ending Violence Against Women and Girls: Strategy 2016-2020

    This briefing explores the implications of the government’s refreshed Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) strategy for London

  • School Funding Reform: What Will it Mean for London Schools?

    This briefing sets out the implications of proposed funding changes to London local government and schools, as well as the key points from London Councils’ consultation response.

  • Pupil Mobility: What Does it Cost London?

    In London, approximately 60,000 pupils join a school in-year, which is 20 per cent higher than the national average and the scale and cost of in-year admissions requires funding

  • Apprenticeship Target and Levy

    This briefing provides an update on the government’s new Apprenticeship Levy and the apprenticeship target for public sector bodies, both of which impact directly on London boroughs.

  • School Funding Reform

    Without a significant increase of money in the school funding system, there will need to be an element of redistribution.

  • Skills London 2015

    Skills London is the capital’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people. It took place at the ExCel Exhibition Centre on 13 and 14 November.

  • Childhood Obesity

    London has the highest rate of childhood obesity of any peer global city.

  • Indices of Deprivation 2015

    This briefing summarises the initial outputs from the Indices, and what this means for London local government.

  • No Recourse to Public Funds

    Key findings from research to establish the nature and extent of the financial impact on London boroughs of No Recourse to Public Funds

     

  • The Role of London Boroughs in New School Proposals

    This briefing updates members on the guidance around the approval of new schools and role of local authorities in bringing forward proposals.

  • London education system: What do parents really want?

    This briefing sets out the key findings from a survey, conducted by YouGov and commissioned by London Councils, detailing parental views on the education system.

  • Do the Maths 2015: The Pressure on School Places in London

    London Councils’ latest analysis shows that London’s school places pressure will become even more challenging during the lifetime of this parliament. Not only will London continue to experience a primary places shortfall but, at the same time, a growing secondary places shortfall. This briefing explores the scale of the challenge ahead in terms of places needed and financial implications. 

  • Regionalising Adoption

    This briefing presents an overview of the transformational proposals in adoption across London

  • Budget: Welfare Savings

    Analysis of the implications of Summer Budget for London boroughs and a summary of the measures designed to make savings to the welfare bill

  • Transfer of 0-5 Children's Public Health Commissioning to Local Authorities

    The duty to commission health visiting and, in some boroughs, Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) will transfer from NHS England to local government on 1 October 2015. Member briefing No. 331 (October 2014) set out the background to the transfer. This briefing updates members on final agreement on the financial scope of the transfer to support the commissioning responsibility and the statutory framework within which boroughs will be required to commission services.

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