Stockpiling space – how can local authorities respond to intergenerational housing inequalities?

Housing inequality has grown over the past decade and increased further during the pandemic. England now has two main housing nations: older, affluent owner-occupiers with rooms to spare; and younger renters living in cramped homes with little access to outside space. A report from the Intergenerational Foundation proposes bold policy changes.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Spotlight on innovative approaches to libraries in Europe: insights for the UK

UK libraries are currently facing a crisis but it doesn’t have to be this way, the pandemic has amplified the need for community spaces and digital learning areas – giving libraries untapped potential if reimagined with the correct care and investment.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

An ‘out-of-the-box’ approach to building sustainability

This briefing looks at how DCPs could be devised to be more ambitious, and to drive sustainable design excellence, and will be of interest to Local Government Strategic Planners in NSW that are preparing new Development Control Plans, as well as those interested in planning and sustainability more broadly.


Review of local government performance – the latest NOAC report

This latest LGIU briefing examines NOAC’s 43rd report which deals with the 2020 annual performance indicator report. It is reporting on 42 indicators under 11 headings which mark the ongoing development of an overall performance framework for the individual local authorities in Ireland.

Global, Ireland

Budget and Spending Review October 2021 – a look beyond the headlines

This briefing looks in more depth at some of the funding implications for local government from the Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review and complements other LGIU coverage of the Budget including briefings on the economic and fiscal impact, and the implications for local economic growth and placemaking.

England & Wales

Early years and childcare round-up November 2021

The early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major research reports and consultations.

England & Wales