This briefing looks at the future for local government in New Zealand, primarily territorial local authorities (regional councils are on a different track), as the result of the reforms central government has embarked on or is considering.
Supporting our high streets after Covid-19 – a report from the DLUHC committee
Gospel and Crockett: building on a small town’s cultural heritage - listen to our latest podcast
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Attitudes toward democracy, trust in decision-makers and distrust of media have featured heavily in public discourse recently. Last week Carnegie UK published new data on these issues and this blog discusses the relevance it holds to local government.
Private renting has grown considerably during the past 20 years, along with the problem of how to regulate it. Should it be largely left to tenants to exercise their rights or do local authorities need greater enforcement powers? This briefing examines findings by the National Audit Office.
This blog post recognises the work of Moray Council’s catering team which has just been awarded the Soul Association’s Food for Life Bronze award – this means that a minimum of 75% of dishes are freshly prepared from unprocessed ingredients.