This briefing argues that the upcoming Victorian State Election provides an opportunity to look at what the local government sector is advocating for, and where there are similarities and differences.
Building safety is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with the conclusion of the Grenfell inquiry. Other news includes next year’s rent cap, a toddler’s death in a mouldy flat, exempt accommodation, rough sleepers and Scotland’s national planning framework.
This briefing summarises the most relevant highlights from the 2022 Autumn Statement for local government, including funding promises for education, social care and levelling up development and an increase to the National Minimum Wage.
This is the latest briefing in the LGIU series that examines the work of the NOAC (the National Oversight and Audit Commission) in Ireland, particularly focusing on report number 46, which reviews local authorities and regional assemblies’ corporate plans for 2019- 2024.
A key principle of the UK levelling up policy is that people should be able to “stay local, go far”. This report by Demos examines the differing motivations of those leaving ex-industrial areas and struggling coastal towns versus those who stay and argues for a fresh focus on the ‘stayers’.
This briefing investigates the current global energy situation, as well as examining how fuel poverty manifests itself in winter and summer, explaining some of the actions national and local governments around the world have taken to alleviate it to date.
In this briefing series, SGS Economics and Planning’s Thomas Walker draws on his own experience forming economic development strategies with local government to explore the changing nature of economic development in Australia.
Air pollution remains a serious problem in parts of the UK, with particular concern over levels of nitrogen dioxide. But how do people check the quality of air where they live? And is enough being done to highlight ways to improve it? This new briefing explores the issue.
This briefing looks at the Housing First approach to homelessness. It highlights how, with its focus on rough sleeping, it has changed the approach of the UK government and local authorities in tackling the problems of people with high and complex needs. The evidence highlights some success.
The briefing provides an insight into how Finland is implementing and advancing policies and practices that aim to progress plural ownership of the economy, including making financial power work for local places; fair employment and just labour markets; progressive procurement of goods and services; and, socially productive use of land and property.