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Online Training: Presenting with Impact Online and Offline (for Councillors)

This workshop is designed to equip presenters with a fundamental range of skills that will enable them to make presentations professionally and confidently in a number of settings with particular focus on using platforms such as Zoom and Teams. It focuses on aspects concerned both with content and process and gives practical tips to overcome…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Croke Park and local government – Advancing age-friendly Initiatives in Ireland

At the heart of Ireland’s comprehensive age-friendly coverage is a range of partnership arrangements between the country’s local authorities and local and national bodies, including sporting organisations. This briefing looks at the designation of Croke Park – one of Europe’s largest stadiums – as an age-friendly facility, the first such anywhere in the world.


IFS Deaton Inequality Review: Communities and attitudes to inequality

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with two papers published on 23 May 2022 as part of the Review – Communities, places and inequality and Attitudes to inequality: preferences and beliefs.

England & Wales, Scotland

Resource Spending Review May 2022 – what it means for councils and public services

This briefing looks at some of the main features of the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review (published on 31st May) and the impact the new spending plans will have on local councils. It also uses the recently-published Accounts Commission Local Government Overview 2022 to assess how prepared councils are to meet the challenges ahead.


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