Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsFri, 17 Nov 2017 17:22:28 GMT Survey reveals Londoners lack knowledge of the London Assembly http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Londoners-lack-knowledge-of-the-London-Assembly-03923 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-Londoners-lack-knowledge-of-the-London-Assembly-03923 Majority of councils to increase council tax this April, survey finds Majority of councils to increase council tax this April, survey finds: A recent survey has revealed that 90 per cent of local councils in England are planning to increase council tax in April, with some bills set to rise by as much as 5 per cent. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-councils-to-increase-council-tax-this-April-survey-finds-03615 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-councils-to-increase-council-tax-this-April-survey-finds-03615 Councils uncertain whether their area can cope with 30 hours free childcare Councils uncertain whether their area can cope with 30 hours free childcare: A recent local government survey has revealed that more than 50 per cent of local councils in England are not confident that their area would have the resource to cope with a rise in free childcare for working families. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Councils-uncertain-whether-their-area-can-cope-with-30-hours-free-childcare-03561 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Councils-uncertain-whether-their-area-can-cope-with-30-hours-free-childcare-03561 Increase in council tax will not affect the social care crisis, survey suggests Increase in council tax will not affect the social care crisis, survey suggests: According to a recent local government survey by ITV News, more than 90 per cent of local councils in England have said that being granted permission to increase council tax has made little or no difference to their ability to provide adequate social care. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increase-in-council-tax-will-not-affect-the-social-care-crisis-survey-suggests-03477 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Increase-in-council-tax-will-not-affect-the-social-care-crisis-survey-suggests-03477 Survey finds local councils do not have the facilities for sufficient elderly care Survey finds local councils do not have the facilities for sufficient elderly care: According to new research findings, approximately 80 per cent of local authorities do not have sufficient care facilities to meet the needs of elderly people in their area. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-do-not-have-the-facilities-for-sufficient-elderly-care-03417 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-do-not-have-the-facilities-for-sufficient-elderly-care-03417 Survey finds 90 per cent of councils will take action against floods Survey finds 90 per cent of councils will take action against floods: According to the findings of the most recent Local Government Association's (LGA's) Winter Readiness Survey, 90 per cent of local highways authorities are planning flood mitigation measures this winter, and a further one in three have closed bridges or roads in the last 12 months due to flood damage. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-90-per-cent-of-councils-will-take-action-against-floods-03372 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-90-per-cent-of-councils-will-take-action-against-floods-03372 Survey finds council pension funds membership numbers are increasing Survey finds council pension funds membership numbers are increasing: New research by State Street Corporation has discovered that the Local Authority Pension Funds (LGPS) have experienced a period of continued growth of their fund membership and assets. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-council-pension-funds-membership-numbers-are-increasing-03340 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-council-pension-funds-membership-numbers-are-increasing-03340 Local councils do not sufficiently assist disabled children’s parents, survey finds Local councils do not sufficiently assist disabled children's parents, survey finds: According to the learning disability charity, Mencap, local councils should be more flexible when it comes to childcare. The charity's statement comes after it was uncovered that 4 in 5 parents of children with complex needs found accessing services over the summer holidays difficult. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-councils-do-not-sufficiently-assist-disabled-childrens-parents-survey-finds-03303 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-councils-do-not-sufficiently-assist-disabled-childrens-parents-survey-finds-03303 Survey finds most Brits believe immigration puts pressure on public services Survey finds most Brits believe immigration puts pressure on public services: A recent survey, entitled 'the British Social Attitudes survey', has revealed that the vast majority of British people believe that immigration places pressure on hospitals and schools. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-believe-immigration-puts-pressure-on-public-services-03249 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-most-Brits-believe-immigration-puts-pressure-on-public-services-03249 Property developers struggle to access council land, survey reveals Property developers struggle to access council land, survey reveals: A recent survey of property developers has revealed that council planning departments should be issued a time limit in which they should sign off planning permissions, in order to speed up the construction of new housing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-developers-struggle-to-access-council-land-survey-reveals-03195 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Property-developers-struggle-to-access-council-land-survey-reveals-03195 Government’s Right to Buy extension costs local councils millions The housing charity, Shelter, has warned that the average local council in England will have to pay £26 million per year to fund the British Government's Right to Buy extension. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-Right-to-Buy-extension-costs-local-councils-millions-03108 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Governments-Right-to-Buy-extension-costs-local-councils-millions-03108 Survey finds local councils need to start charging for services to balance books According to the findings of a recent local government survey, 90 per cent of local councils will have to start charging for services, and increase council tax, in order to balance the books. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-need-to-start-charging-for-services-to-balance-books-02994 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-local-councils-need-to-start-charging-for-services-to-balance-books-02994 75 per cent of council websites are good for seeking local tips According to the findings of a recent local government survey, more than 75 per cent of county councils provide a very good or good service for individuals looking for information about their local tips. The survey also found that this was still the case when individuals sought an answer via mobile. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75-per-cent-of-council-websites-are-good-for-seeking-local-tips-02935 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/75-per-cent-of-council-websites-are-good-for-seeking-local-tips-02935 Survey reveals social media could save local government money According to a recent report, entitled 'WhatsApp-ening in #LocalGov Social Media?', 71 per cent of local authorities believe that social media creates an opportunity to save money. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-social-media-could-save-local-government-money-02886 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-social-media-could-save-local-government-money-02886 Scottish public want council tax to be replaced with an alternative, survey finds According to the findings of a recent survey of Scottish people, council tax should be removed and replaced with an alternative charge, based on income, to protect less well-off Scottish people. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-public-want-council-tax-to-be-replaced-with-an-alternative-survey-finds-02763 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Scottish-public-want-council-tax-to-be-replaced-with-an-alternative-survey-finds-02763 Local government considering e-invoicing, survey finds A recent survey by iGov, an organisation which provides critical professional and IT support services to the government, has revealed that 39 per cent of local councils are considering investing in e-invoicing in the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-government-considering-e-invoicing-survey-finds-02694 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Local-government-considering-e-invoicing-survey-finds-02694 Survey finds salaries have increased amongst local council planners A recent survey within local councils, planning consultancies and private sector employers has revealed that in 2015, the most common salary bracket for local authority planners was £35,000 to £40,000, as opposed to £30,000 to £35,000 last year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-salaries-have-increased-amongst-local-council-planners-02630 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-salaries-have-increased-amongst-local-council-planners-02630 Survey finds majority of council staff haven’t heard of G-Cloud According to the findings of a recent local government survey, more than 75 per cent of council employees have not heard of the G-Cloud framework. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-council-staff-havent-heard-of-G-Cloud-02558 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-majority-of-council-staff-havent-heard-of-G-Cloud-02558 Council bins should be hidden, survey finds A nationwide survey has revealed that wheelie bins and recycling boxes should be hidden away, as the public find them unsightly and feel that they ruin the aesthetics of their homes. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Council-bins-should-be-hidden-survey-finds-02506 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Council-bins-should-be-hidden-survey-finds-02506 72 per cent of people are against council mergers, survey finds Results from an online survey have revealed that 72 per cent of people are against NSW local government reforms, meaning that they do not want their council to merge with others. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72-per-cent-of-people-are-against-council-mergers-survey-finds-02445 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72-per-cent-of-people-are-against-council-mergers-survey-finds-02445