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Housing and Health – the Next Big Thing

Last month saw this year’s Chartered Institute for Housing Festival take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. NHS Health Scotland take us through some of the highlights from the festival including a focus on the link between health and housing.

Scotland Blog Post

Basic Income – first steps in Scotland and where are we now?

The idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a feasible and effective welfare system is gaining increasing traction worldwide. Mandy MacEwan, Policy Co-ordinator in Communities & Neighbourhoods at Fife Council, takes us through what is happening with regard to UBI in local authorities in Scotland.

Scotland Blog Post

Gambling and local authorities: out of sight, out of mind?

Local authorities are going to have to publish revised Statements of Gambling Policy by January next year. Rob Burkitt of the Gambling Commission explains how these can help councils better protect their communities.

Scotland Blog Post

Equality in councils hampered by funding crisis

With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to ask why, writes Jennifer Glover.  As supporters of local democracy, we all know how important it is that our political representatives and advocates reflect that diversity of the communities they serve…

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Reducing Teenage Pregnancy Rates in Auchenback

Jamie Reid, Partnerships and Community Services Manager at East Renfrewshire Council, blogs about the award-winning project to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Auchenback.

Scotland Blog Post

2018 – a year of opportunity

James Bream, Research and Policy Director at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce, looks to 2018 and what it might have in store for enterprise, growth, and young people in Scotland locally, regionally and nationally.

Scotland Blog Post

Issues for the regions – time to get planning the future of urban and rural Ireland?

Ahead of LGiU Ireland’s coverage on this, our Director, Andy Johnston, explores the issues highlighted by the three regional assemblies in regard to the National Planning Framework. Several LGiU Briefings have covered the on-going development of the National Planning Framework (NPF), noting the importance of the initiative in setting a development agenda  for the future…

Ireland Blog Post