Below is the Policy Update From E&D Lead at Cornwall Council which we thought you might find interesting.
The Chancellor has delivered the Autumn Statement – see Cornwall Council's special Policy Update for a summary.
New infrastructure plan published by government which includes plans for the insurance industry to invest £25 billion in the sector.
New measures have been announced aimed at removing delays from the planning system
LGA research suggests many councils believe they could perform better in delivering the Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation.
Additionally, Councils are also looking at generating their own power to take on the big six energy firms. Cornwall is mentioned amongst areas looking at generating their own power to take on the big six energy companies.
The Care Quality Commission has published its first reports based on findings from their new way of inspecting hospitals.
The NHS non-emergency 111 number will be launched in Cornwall in February by the South Western Ambulance Service.
A new interactive online map has been publishedto show the public the quality of dementia care and support in their local area.
Domestic violence services at breaking pointwarns Woman’s Aid.
Young people to be allowed to remain in foster care until age 21.
People who look after young relatives or friends' children are being treated unfairly by some councils, according to the Local Government Ombudsman.
Councils who used a legal loophole to transfer funds from their housing revenue accounts could be asked to return the money.
Food povertyin the UK has now become such a big problem that it should be seen as a "public health emergency", a group of health experts says.
An independent review has recommended that the government reforms the Local Government Ombudsman.
Nationwide Building Society has announced UK house prices see a strong rise.
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