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September 2014 edition of the research bulletin (PDF, 19 pages, 465KB)

Featured this month:

‘Are you being served': Benchmarking resident satisfaction survey results using the LG Inform tool
The LGA has produced a question set and guidance for councils who are carrying out resident satisfaction surveys and wish to accurately and effectively benchmark these results against other councils using the LG Inform tool (the LGA's free data and benchmarking service).

The good childhood report 2014
This report from The Children's Society brings together the latest international and domestic evidence based on the views of more than 50,000 children and shows that around half a million children in the UK have low well-being.

Closing the divide: tackling educational inequality in England
This report from the Centre for Social Justice examines educational inequality in England and finds that 40 per cent of the poorest children leave primary school functionally illiterate

Attitudes of European citizens towards the environment
This report from the European Commission examines citizens' impressions of the environment and environmental problems, and asks people how they think these issues might be addressed.

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