February 2018

19 February 2018

WMiC - Issue 20 - Consultations and calls for evidence

WMiC picks out a selection of current government consultations and parliamentary inquiries that should be of interest to local authorities and their partners. Read More

19 February 2018

WMiC - Issue 20 - Fit for the future?

How committed are LEPS, combined authorities and core cities to the climate change and low-carbon economy agendas? Sustainability West Midlands puts us in the picture. Read More

19 February 2018

WMiC - Issue 20 - Locked out - Housing round up.

January saw the creation of the new, national, housing agency, Homes England. As successor to the Homes and Communities Agency, the Government is expecting the agency to play a major role in “fixing the housing market to deliver an average of 300,000 homes a year by 2020”. West Midlands in Context takes a look at some recent housing related publications that shed light on the issues. Read More

19 February 2018

WMiC - Issue 20 - More productive, in work, but hard-up

While Office of National Statistics figures show the region’s productivity is improving and unemployment rates falling, nationally the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggest that rising employment is no longer necessarily linked to falling poverty rates. With the region’s relatively high poverty rates and a House of Commons briefing highlighting differences in regional disposable household income levels, West Midlands in Context takes a look. Read More

14 February 2018

West Midlands ADASS/IEWM Transforming Care Finance and Assurance Workshop – 1st February 2018

West Midlands ADASS/IEWM Transforming Care Finance and Assurance Workshop – an overview by Alan Lotinga, IEWM Associate Read More

5 February 2018

Current issues in adult social care – IEWM Associate blog

Current issues in adult social care by Lynne Bowers, IEWM Associate. Read More

2 February 2018

WMiC - Issue 20 - Local childhood poverty rates, regional labour market figures, Secretary of State’s annual report on devolution 2016-17 and more

West Midlands in Context highlights some of the recent publications covering childhood poverty, unemployment, the natural environment, devolution, LEP transparency and democratic participation that should be of interest to those with an interest in the West Midlands. Read More