The government is supporting people who care about their communities and want to get involved in improving them. It believes that people understand the needs of their area best, which is why it is transferring power so people can make more decisions locally and solve their own problems to create strong, attractive and thriving neighbourhoods.

Policies 14

  1. Supporting the library services provided by local authorities and making sure there is a national collection of published material

    Making sure that libraries can meet the needs of their local communities, and using the legal deposit system to preserve published information for future research.

  2. Marking relevant national events and ceremonies

    Making sure we celebrate and commemorate important dates as a nation.

  3. Making it easier to set up and run a charity, social enterprise, or voluntary organisation

    Helping to create growth in the charity sector by increasing the support and skills available, and changing current rules and regulations

  4. Improving social mobility to create a fairer society

    How the government is working to improve social mobility and outcomes for people in the early years of life, during school and into adult life.

  5. Promoting social action: encouraging and enabling people to play a more active part in society

    Enouraging social action by making it easier for people to volunteer, to donate to charity and to help improve their local community

See all 14 policies

Detailed guides

  1. Living in Ireland

    Information for British nationals living in Ireland and information on driving regulations in Ireland Read more

  2. Information on deaths involving British Nationals in Nepal

    You should be aware that Nepalese procedures differ significantly from those in the United Kingdom. Read more

  3. Refer a deceased person's estate to the Treasury Solicitor

    Notify the Bona Vacantia division that a person has died without leaving a will or any known blood relatives. Read more

  4. Charity financial reserves

    How to set a reserves policy for your charity and report on its reserves in your trustees’ annual report. Read more

  5. Charity staff: how to employ paid workers

    Follow employment laws and plan for risks when employing paid workers at your charity. Read more