News & Press

There are many ways that members and public sector professionals can stay up to date with the work of Solace, our policy networks and our partners. On this page you can view news bulletins and press releases from the Solace team, and in addition:

  • Members will receive the Weekly Member Briefing and Policy Brief by email
  • Members who join a policy network(s) will receive regular E-bulletins updating them on its activities
  • You can follow Solace on Twitter (@SOLACE_UK)
 

CfPS, Solace and The Alliance for Useful Evidence publish new guide to help councils make evidence based decisions and counter ‘fake news’ – 0

Solace, the Centre for Public Scrutiny and The Alliance for Useful Evidence (supported by Nesta) are today publishing guidance for local government scrutineers aimed at helping councils make better, evidence based decisions.

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Supporting our electoral administrators: Letter from Solace President Jo Miller – 0

This is a letter sent by Solace President Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to fellow Chief Executives in England, as well as regional leads in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller on the local and mayoral elections 2017 – 0

On 4th May 2017, local government elections took place in 34 councils in England, all 32 councils in Scotland and all 22 councils in Wales. In addition, for the first time, six areas in England including the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, the Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West of England and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough voted for newly-created, directly-elected combined authority mayors, commencing a new era of devolution, local leadership and accountability. Furthermore, Doncaster and North Tyneside also voted for local authority mayors. The elections have seen a turnout of around 30 per cent on average.

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Statement from Solace on our response to the Government's Housing White Paper consultation – 0

This is a statement from Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside Metropolitan Council and Solace Spokesperson on Economic Growth and Housing on Solace’s submission to the Government’s Housing White Paper consultation:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller on the news that Dame Louise Casey is to leave the civil service – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, on the news that Dame Louise Casey will be leaving the civil service:

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Solace responds to the Industrial Strategy Green Paper – 0

This is a statement from Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside Metropolitan Council and Solace Spokesperson on Economic Prosperity and Housing:

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Diversity in our sector: Letter from Solace President Jo Miller – 0

This is a letter sent by Solace President Jo Miller, Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council to fellow Chief Executives in England, as well as regional leads in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller in response to the publication of the Housing White Paper – 0

Today Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid introduced the Housing White Paper to Parliament and set out the Government’s housing strategy for England. This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, in response:

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Solace statement on publication of Government's Industrial Strategy – 0

Today Prime Minister Theresa May set out the Government’s plans for a Modern Industrial Strategy aimed to improve living standards and economic growth across the country. This is a statement from Martin Swales, Chief Executive of South Tyneside Council and Solace Spokesperson on Economic Growth and Housing, in response:

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Statement from Solace President Jo Miller in response to the Local Government Financial Settlement – 0

This is a statement from Jo Miller, Solace President and Chief Executive of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, in response to the Local Government Financial Settlement: 

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