Thursday 15 November 2018

EMC Policy Briefings

EMC's Policy Briefings are a short summary of the week’s key policy announcements which impact on the East Midlands, along with details of EMC events and activity.

Latest EMC Policy Briefing

EMC Policy Brief - 9 November 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Midlands Connect 20-year improvement plan for the A46
  • Housing Announcements
  • Voter ID pilots, those involved in the East Midlands
  • Funding and provision of local authorities’ children’s services inquiry by Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
  • EMC Events, including Mental Health First Aid Course, 5 & 6 December 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 2 November 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Budget 2018
  • EMC HR Bulletin, October edition
  • East Midlands IT Security Network Meeting
  • The Slavery and Trafficking Survivor Care Standards 2018
  • EMC Events, including Mental Health First Aid Course, 5 & 6 December 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 26 October 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Games of Remembrance
  • EMC National Pay Spine Workshops
  • New fund to support vulnerable EU citizens apply for settled status
  • New online toolkit to support anti-slavery partnerships
  • EMC Events, including Mental Health First Aid Course, 5 & 6 December 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 19 October 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • HS2 Eastern Leg Essential to Project’s Success, says new Chair
  • UK2070 Commission
  • LGA, Cyber resilience funded programme 2018/19
  • MHCLG Rough Sleeping Strategy event, 23rd October from 10.00-16.00
  • Report of Social Partners Meeting with President Tusk in Brussels, 11 October
  • EMC Events, including Mental Health First Aid Course, 5 & 6 December 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 12 October 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • HS2 Critical to our Economic future – but local impacts must be addressed
  • Rail Review Terms of Reference
  • New action to tackle modern slavery and support victims
  • Campaign on Child Refugees
  • EMC Events, including Taking Minutes not Hours, 08 Nov 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 5 October 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Housing the Nation - the Role of Councils
  • EMC HR Bulletin, September Edition
  • NHS Digital funding for digital projects to support social care
  • Measures unveiled to boost apprenticeships
  • Campaign on Child Refugees
  • EMC Events, including Taking Minutes not Hours, 08 Nov 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 28 September 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC Executive Board
  • Ten cities shortlisted for major transport funding across England
  • Taking on the Housing Challenge: A Scrutiny Councillor’s Guide
  • £7.5 million fund for councils' digital innovation
  • EMC Events, including Taking Minutes not Hours, 08 Nov 2018

Regional Investment 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 21 September 2018  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Pay Modelling Workshop, 5 November
  • EMC Executive Board
  • Government Rail Review
  • Regional Migration Board & Regional Employers’ Board
  • 75% business rates retention pilots 2019 to 2020: prospectus
  • EMC Events, including Negotiation Skills, 11 Oct 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 14 September 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Transport for the East Midlands
  • HS2 Skills Strategy
  • Regional Employers’ Board and Regional Joint Council, 21 September
  • East Midlands Housing and Planning Summit, 5 October 2018
  • Information on new form of leave for children transferred during Calais clearance to join family
  • EMC Events, including Negotiation Skills, 11 Oct 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 7 September 2018   

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Latest on proposals for the future of governance in Northamptonshire
  • East Midlands Local Authority Challenge, returns March 2019
  • East Midlands Housing and Planning Summit, 5 October 2018
  • Funding allocated for councils to help rough sleepers
  • EMC Events, including Chairing Skills for Councillors, 21 September 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 24 August 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC Councillor Development Support Autumn 2018
  • Migration Quarterly statistics and Immigration Statistics, Year Ending June 2018
  • Government Equalities Office – new gender pay gap resources for employers
  • EMC Events, including LEAN Practitioner Training, 19 September 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 17 August 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Proposals for the future of governance in Northamptonshire
  • MHCLG Secretary of State visits Toton HS2 Site
  • Addressing health inequalities in the East Midlands, PHE’s evidence report on health inequalities in the East Midlands
  • Government guidance on overview and scrutiny news and East Midlands Scrutiny Network
  • Housing News
  • EMC Events, including Commissioning Skills for Councillors, 20 September 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 10 August 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EU Settlement Scheme: employers toolkit
  • An Introduction to Commissioning for Elected Members event 20 September 2018
  • Government proposes shake up of Local Enterprise Partnerships
  • EMC Events, including EM Housing & Planning Summit, 5 October 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 3 August 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC HR Bulletin, July edition
  • Midlands Connect & HS2 Economic Growth Conference
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Mapping Exercise
  • EMC Events, including EM Housing & Planning Summit, 5 October 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 27 July 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Confirmation of Political Appointments at East Midlands Councils  
  • HM Treasury Data - Regional Public Expenditure Analysis by EMC
  • Revised National Planning Policy Framework published
  • Northamptonshire County Council issues second Section 114 notice
  • Local Government Workforce Survey 2016/17
  • EMC Events, including Report Writing, 21 November 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 20 July 2018  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Westminster Hall Debate on Rail Investment in the East Midlands
  • Meeting with DExEU Minister - The Implications of Brexit for Local Growth, 24 July 2018
  • Cyber Security Stocktake
  • Local Government News
  • Pay update - Chief Officers
  • EMC Events, including Housing & Planning Summit, 5 October 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 13 July 2018   

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

EMC Policy Brief - 6 July 2018  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

Public Health England EM Prospectus 201819 web

EMC Policy Brief - 29 June 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Rushcliffe Borough Council named ‘Best Commercial Council’ at this week MJ Awards
  • Housing Updates
  • EMC HR Bulletin, June 2018 Edition
  • East Coast Mainline APPG
  • EMC Events, including LEAN thinking, September 2018        

EMC Policy Brief - 22 June 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Housing and Planning Summit, 5 October 2018
  • EMC Annual General Meeting
  • East Midlands APPG update
  • Building for the future: the role of county councils in meeting housing need - Town and County Planning Association Report
  • LGA The Health and Care Political and Clinical Leadership Offer
  • EMC Events, including Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - Age Assessment Training, 5 July

EMC Policy Brief - 15 June 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC Executive Board Meeting
  • Controlling Migration Funding – Modern Slavery Pilots in the East Midlands
  • Funding for Homelessness, allocations in the East Midlands
  • Chairing and Leading Scrutiny Seminar
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands Coaching Conference, 3 July 2018 

Leadership offer - flyer

Social Work England Fast Facts June 2018 FINAL Social Work England QA June 2018 FINAL

EMC Policy Brief - 8 June 2018  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Rail Franchise, Invitation to Tender
  • Revised Pay Offer for Chief Officers & Chief Executives
  • PwC survey of local authority chief executives
  • Chairing and Leading Scrutiny Seminar
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands Coaching Conference, 3 July 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 1 June 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC HR Bulletin, May 2018 Edition
  • Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee High streets and town centres inquiry
  • Local Government News
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands Coaching Conference, 3 July 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 25 May 2018  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Derby City Council Leader Confirmed
  • EMC Privacy Notice
  • Pay Spine Workshop Summary
  • Quarterly Immigration statistics, including the latest figures for the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme
  • EMC Events, including Commercial Awareness Programme, June 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 18 May 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Pay Spine Implementation Workshop, 23 May 2018
  • East Midlands Councils - Political Balance and Membership Nominations
  • Westminster Hall debate, 17 May 2018 on Local Authority Overview and Scrutiny Committees
  • Planning and Housing News
  • EMC Events, including Commercial Awareness Programme, June 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 11 May 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Northamptonshire County Council Commissioners Announced
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration – inspection of the vulnerable persons resettlement scheme
  • East Midlands Coaching Conference, 3 July 2018
  • EMC Events, including Commercial Awareness Programme, June 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 4 May 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • 2018 Local Election Results
  • EMC Nomination Process news
  • Local government news
  • EMC HR Bulletin – April Edition
  • EMC Events, including Commercial Awareness Programme, June 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 27 April 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

EMC Policy Brief - 20 April 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

EMC Policy Brief - 13 April 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 6 April 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Homelessness Reduction Act
  • Post-Brexit England Commission - East Midlands Roadshow, 11 May 2018
  • New government initiative to reduce rough sleeping
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands Coaching Conference 2018, 3 July 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 28 March 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Post-Brexit England Commission – East Midlands Roadshow, 11 May 2018
  • Northamptonshire County Council
  • EMC HR Bulletin, March 2018 Edition
  • EMC Events, including LEAN Practitioner Training, two day programme starting in September 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 23 March 2018  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • General Data Protection Regulation, seminars for Councillors and HR professionals
  • LGA Award winners in the East Midlands
  • Union Consultation Outcome on National Pay Offer
  • Homelessness services funding
  • EMC Events, including LEAN Practitioner Training, two day programme starting in September 2018

180318 Workforce Conference Flyer 20 April 18

EMC Policy Brief - 16 March 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Northamptonshire County Council best value inspection
  • Housing Announcements
  • Mental Health, Productivity and the Midlands Engine Event
  • Integrated Community Strategy Green Paper
  • East Midlands Scrutiny Network
  • EMC Events, including LEAN Practitioner Training, two day programme starting in September 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 9 March 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Transport for the East Midlands and Midlands Connect – Shared Vision for the East Midlands
  • Asylum, Refugee and Modern Slavery Summit, 20 March 2018 Programme Published
  • Changes to National Planning Policy Framework
  • Update on Trade Union (Deductions of Union Subscriptions from Wages in the Public Sector) Regulations 2017
  • EMC Events, including LEAN Practitioner Training, two day programme starting in September 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 2 March 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands All Part Parliamentary Group
  • Asylum, Refugee Resettlement and Modern Slavery event, 20 March
  • Planning and Housing Announcements
  • EMC HR Bulletin – February Edition
  • EMC Events, including EMC’s GDPR for HR event revised date of 18 April 2018

TCPA - Securing Constructive Collaboration - FINAL  

EMC Policy Brief - 23 February 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC General Meeting, 2 March 2018
  • Asylum, Refugee Resettlement and Modern Slavery Summit on 20th March
  • Centre for Public Scrutiny’s Comprehensive Guide to Legislation on Overview and Scrutiny
  • EMC Events, including EMC’s GDPR for HR event on 1 March 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 16 February 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Summit on Asylum, Refugee Resettlement and Modern Slavery, 20 March 2018
  • Housing Funding, update on successful funding allocations in the East Midlands
  • Nottingham’s private rents as new licensing scheme
  • EMC Events, including EMC GDPR for HR event on 1 March 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 9 February 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Rail Franchise
  • Northamptonshire County Council issue Section 114 Notice
  • Local Government Finance piece
  • Chief Officer Pay Claim 2018
  • EMC Events, including EMC Employment Law on 8 March 2018

English Language Requirements evaluation questions LGA regional workshops invite letter - Enabling School improvement

EMC Policy Brief - 2 February 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands All Part Parliamentary Group
  • Investment in local housing projects announcements – details of those in the East Midlands
  • Transport for the East Midlands
  • EMC HR Bulletin – January Edition
  • EMC Events, including EMC Employment Law on 8 March 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 26 January 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Pay Negotiations Update
  • Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer List 2017, including Nottingham City Homes
  • EMC Events, including EMC Employment Law on 8 March 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 19 January 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • ‘Health inequalities in the East Midlands’ Public Health England East Midlands Report
  • Transport for the East Midlands
  • Transport Committee, ‘Rail infrastructure investment inquiry submissions published, including submission from East Midlands Councils
  • Details of junior ministerial appointments, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • EMC Events, including EMC Employment Law on 8 March 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 12 January 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Charnwood Borough Council Awarded the Councillor Development Charter  
  • EMC General Meeting - The EMC General Meeting will now take place on Friday 2 March
  • Government, Midlands Connect & East Midlands Councils agree priorities to maximise the benefits of HS2 and improve services on the Midland Main Line
  • Launch of new national housing agency, Homes England
  • EMC Events, including taking the Notes Workshop on 22 March 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 5 January 2018

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • How well do you understand the health and wellbeing needs of your local community? Seminar for Councillors
  • Upcoming EMC Board dates, including the EMC General Meeting
  • Government consultation on Major Road Network
  • Centre for Public Scrutiny - Councillor resources on financial scrutiny
  • EMC Events, including Negotiation Skills on 7 February 2018

Making it our Business - Commercial Awareness Programme details

EMC Policy Brief - 21 December 2017

  • 2017 Round up of EMC Activity and a look ahead to 2018
  • Local Government Finance Settlement 2018/19
  • East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership Briefing
  • EMC Events, including Negotiation Skills on 7 February 2018

East Midlands Strategic Migration Partnership Briefing December 2017

EMC Policy Brief - 15 December 2017

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Summary of EMCs Growth and Infrastructure Work
  • Event on understanding the health and wellbeing needs local communities
  • Strategic Road Network Initial Report
  • Communities and Local Government Select Committee - on Scrutiny       
  • EMC Employment Law Update
  • EMC Events, including Negotiation Skills on 7 February 2018

EMC Policy Brief - 8 December 2017

This week's Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC Executive Board
  • Housing Updates
  • National Pay Offer Update
  • Migration Statistics
  • EMC Events, including Local Government Finance for Councillors on 12 December 2017

 EMC Policy Brief - 1 December 2017

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • The Social Mobility Commission and ‘State of the Nation’ Report
  • East Midlands Declaration Infrastructure Funding
  • HS2 News
  • EMC HR Bulletin – November Edition
  • EMC Events, including Local Government Finance, 12 December 2017

EMC Policy Brief - 24 November 2017

  • The Autumn Budget 2017
  • European Capital of Culture – News
  • LGA Publication, Councillor workbook: scrutiny of finance
  • East Midlands Infrastructure Summit on Monday 27 November
  • EMC Events, including Local Government Finance, 12 December 2017

EMC Policy Brief - 17 November 2017

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Local Authority Challenge – Results
  • Government House Building Figures
  • Public Health England's Chief Executive Duncan Friday Message
  • EMC Events, including Local Government Finance, 12 December 2017

EMC Policy Brief - 10 November 2017  

  • East Midlands Infrastructure Summit, 27 November 2017 (confirmed speakers)
  • Controlling Migration Fund, funding announcements for authorities in the East Midlands
  • East Midlands Local Authority Challenge – Results from across the country
  • LGC Awards 2018 Shortlist
  • EMC Events, including Local Government Finance, 12 December 2017

EMC Policy Brief - 3 November 2017

  • East Midlands Local Authority Challenge 2017
  • BBC East Midlands Politics Show – features East Midlands council leaders letter to regions MPs
  • Housing Updates
  • EMC HR Bulletin, October Edition
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands LA Challenge, 16 November 2017 – sign up deadline approaching soon

EMC Policy Brief - 27 October 2017  

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Infrastructure Summit: Driving Growth – Investing in our Infrastructure, 27 November 2017
  • Sunday Politics Show
  • Asylum, Refugee and Migration Task Group
  • EMC Events for Councillors, including Neighbourhood Planning on 3 November 2017
  • LGA Behavioural Insights Programme - grant funding

EMC Policy Brief - 20 October 2017

  • HS2 East event at the House of Commons
  • Council Leaders Write to East Midlands MPs regarding Public Expenditure in the East Midlands
  • Job Alert: Vacancy for Programme Manager - Strategic Infrastructure
  • Housing Updates
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands LA Challenge, 16 November 2017 – sign up deadline approaching soon

EMC Policy Brief - 13 October 2017

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Infrastructure Summit: Driving Growth – Investing in our Infrastructure, 27 November 2017
  • EMC Consultation Response – East Midlands Franchise Consultation
  • Communities and Local Government Select Committee
  • EMC Policy Event for Councillors, including Neighbourhood Planning on 3 November 2017
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands LA Challenge, 16 November 2017 – sign up deadline approaching soon

EMC Policy Brief - 6 October 2017

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Launch of East Midlands HS2 Growth Strategy
  • Secondment Opportunity, Programme Manager – Strategic Infrastructure
  • Housing Announcements
  • EMC Policy Event for Councillors, including Neighbourhood Planning on 3 November 2017
  • EMC Events, including East Midlands LA Challenge, 16 November 2017 – sign up deadline approaching soon

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