With the 2020 council elections having been postponed by 12 months because of the Covid-19 pandemic, 2021 was a bumper year for local elections. Communities across the country turned out to vote for their councillors on Thursday, representatives who will ultimately shape local recovery. This briefing sets out the results of the polls and comments…
This briefing looks at an example of community-led, area-based and multi-sectoral planning and place-making. The learnings identified may be useful to other communities and local authorities, particularly those in rural areas.
Swift Read: Something we can all agree on? Public opinion on the environment in towns and cities in the UK
Residents of villages, towns and cities in the UK are more united in their concern for the environment than one might assume given their often different political identities, according to research from the Centre for Towns. This could herald bolder national and local action to deliver the UK’s net-zero target.
In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections. We look at the final few days of election campaigning, outline which unitary councils to keep an eye on and discuss what’s…
The Victorian Auditor-General recently presented his 2019-20 audit report to Parliament. This briefing focusses on the results, with a particular focus on the sector’s financial performance, position, and financial sustainability in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
The role of local authorities in supporting a speedy and equitable vaccination programme is clarified here and case studies of good practice are highlighted.
The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 was published on 23 March 2021 and introduced into the Dáil on the 21st April 2021, to coincide with International Earth Day. The Bill amends the previous 2020 Climate Action Bill.
With the impacts of climate change worsening with every passing year, this briefing draws on two recent reports which explore the challenges facing communities, as well as opportunities of building a local climate commons in the transition to net zero.
In the context of planning goals, the need to maintain vibrant centres that can deliver a range of services and employment opportunities is critical. This briefing seeks to highlight the vulnerability of suburban centres to the changing retail environment, and the social and economic consequences.