Wednesday 01 April 2020

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 - 27 March 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • HR Webinar - Covid-19 Update Wednesday 25 March, slides and recording available
  • National Infrastructure Commission, Call for Evidence
  • Covid-19 outbreak, Councillor Guidance from the LGA
  • Statutory guidance, Modern slavery: how to identify and support victims
  • Local authorities get £2.2 million boost to tackle air pollution

EMC Policy Brief - 20 March 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • HR Webinar - Covid-19 Update Wednesday 25 March at 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance for local government
  • New transport tech to be tested in biggest shake-up of laws in a generation
  • Local authorities get £2.2 million boost to tackle air pollution

EMC Policy Brief - 13 March 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Budget 2020
  • Taskforce to bolster local response to coronavirus
  • Transport Funding announcements
  • £8 million to help vulnerable people apply to the EU Settlement Scheme

 EMC Policy Brief - 6 March 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Local Authority costs and pressures incurred in support of Former UASC Care Leavers in the East Midlands
  • EMC HR Bulletin February 2020
  • Councillor workbook: handling complaints for service improvement
  • EMC Events, Read faster with greater understanding for Councillors, 17 March 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 28 February 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Prevention of Child Exploitation (County Lines) Training, 13 March 2020
  • Rutland County Council number one for adult social care
  • Government confirms spending increase for councils
  • Prime Minister sets out new measures to end rough sleeping
  • EMC Events, Read faster with greater understanding for Councillors, 17 March 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 21 February 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

EMC Policy Brief - 14 February 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands unites to set out HS2 vision following Government go-ahead
  • Pay Briefing event, 17 March 2020
  • Coronavirus: information for councils
  • The LGC Awards Shortlist, details of those in the East Midlands
  • EMC Events, Local Government Finance Seminar for Councillors, 5 Mar 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 7 February 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Local Government Pay Negotiations Update
  • Centre for Public Scrutiny guide for Cabinet members and senior officers
  • Housing updates
  • LGiU and MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey
  • EMC Events, Age Assessment for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children training – 27 February 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 31 January 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC HR Bulletin, January 2020 edition
  • Understanding the Garden City approach, Seminar for councils
  • Great British High Street Awards, winners announced
  • Government announces funding for homelessness
  • EMC Events, LEAN thinking, 26 & 27 February 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 24 January 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • HS2
  • EMC General Meeting, 14 February
  • Town Council for Kettering to be established from April 2021
  • LGA activity update on Civility in public life and the review of the model code of conduct
  • EMC Events, accredited Coaching and Mentoring Programme starting 6 February 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 17 January 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Government announces £8 million cash boost for new communities
  • Latest immigration statistics
  • Funding to crackdown on criminal landlords
  • New rules make it fairer for disabled candidates in PCC elections
  • EMC Events, Hitting the ground running, nine months on new councillor event, 14 February 2020

Housing Secretary pledges new funding to crackdown on criminal landlords

Letter from the Secretary of State

EMC Policy Brief - 10 January 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Modern Slavery Summit, 1 May 2020
  • EMC Board Meeting dates
  • Return to social work campaign
  • Commercial Awareness Programme, including workshop on local authority commercialisation and the law
  • EMC events, including Personal Resilience for Councillors on 5 February

EMC Policy Brief - 3 January 2020

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Hitting the Ground Running 9 months event, 14 February, event for recently elected councillors
  • LGA guide on probity in planning
  • EMC accredited Coaching Programmes starting in February
  • Commercial Awareness Programme, including workshop on local authority commercialisation and the law
  • Brexit, confirmation that No-Deal Brexit preparations are ‘stood-down’

FHSG HRG Final 2020 21 Allocations

EMC Policy Brief - 20 December 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • 2019 Round up of EMC Activity and a look ahead to 2020
  • Queen’s Speech
  • EMC HR Bulletin, December 2019 edition
  • EMC Events, Hitting the ground running, nine months on new councillor event, 14 February 2020
  • NEWS: The provisional local government finance settlement is due to be published later today

EMC Policy Brief - 13 December 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • General Election Results for the East Midlands
  • Senior Practitioner, Regional UASC Project Team
  • Transformation and Innovation Exchange Self-assessment Tool
  • EMC Events, Personal Resilience for Councillors, February 2020

General Election Results 2019 - East Midlands  

EMC Policy Brief - 6 December 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands LA Challenge, 26 March 2020
  • Senior Practitioner, Regional UASC Project Team Job Vacancy
  • Homelessness case studies from the East Midlands
  • EMC Events, New Councillor session, Hitting the ground running, nine months on, February 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 29 November 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • EMC HR Bulletin, November 2019 edition
  • Senior Practitioner, Regional UASC Project Team
  • Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award and national Climate Champion title
  • EMC Events, Personal Resilience for Councillors, February 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 22 November 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • East Midlands Councillor Development offer for 2020
  • LGA Guide, ‘Achieving integrated care: 15 best practice actions’
  • Accredited Coaching and Mentoring Training course
  • EMC Events, Public Speaking for Councillors, 22 January 2020

EMC Policy Brief - 15 November 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • Government announces business rates and council tax relief following severe flooding
  • National Employers circular on the May 2020 Bank Holiday
  • East Midlands Apprenticeship Challenge
  • EMC Events, Personal Resilience

EMC Policy Brief - 8 November 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

  • 2020 East Midlands Challenge and Apprenticeship Challenge
  • LGA, short guide to publicity during the pre-election period
  • Accredited Coaching and Mentoring Training course
  • EMC Events, Advanced financial scrutiny skills, 21 Nov 2019

EMC Policy Brief - 1st November 2019

This week’s Briefing includes updates on:

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