The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, presented his 2023 Autumn Statement to Parliament on 22 November. This briefing looks in more depth at the financial implications of the Statement for local government than was possible in our on-the-day coverage.
This briefing examines the role that local government can play in promoting intergenerational activities that can benefit whole communities with respect to social care and community cohesion.
Given the scale of Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023, the LGIU team will produce a series of ‘’bite-size’’ briefings examining the critical components of the Bill and reflecting on those as they will impact the role of local government. This briefing is the first in this series.
Recent research shows Australia is likely experiencing a structural decline in access to home ownership. In this briefing, Marcus Spiller reflects on these findings and the shifts in access to home ownership, what it means for those entering or aspiring to enter into home ownership, and the potential policy responses thereto.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
New JRF research has found that 3.8 million people in the UK are destitute, including 1 million children. Destitution has risen sharply over recent years, despite government action to boost incomes during the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. This briefing looks at these alarming findings and potential policy implications.
This briefing provides an overview of AI and its potential use within the local government sector. It unpacks current government regulations as well as the potential opportunities and risks that may need to be navigated.
The Educational Institute of Scotland, has warned Scottish Government that it needs to tackle violence in Scotland’s schools. This briefing looks at behaviours presenting in schools and underlying reasons for the apparent decline in standards of behaviour.
Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.
This article summarises the findings of the recently-released Local Government NSW survey of cost shifting between levels of government. While the specific details relate to NSW, the issues raised will likely be familiar to members in other jurisdictions.