This briefing covers the "Strong and Sustainable Communities" category of the 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards - outlining the two winners and runners up.
What are the main issues dominating local government and what could happen over the next period – though predictions are perhaps rather problematic at the moment given the current nature of politics.
This month’s round-up includes the latest news on homelessness, permitted development, new housing permissions, and ongoing consultations.
The Timpson review of school exclusion looks at who is excluded from school, and what can be done to reduce exclusion. The Government response accepts the proposals.
Tackling illegal traveller sites has always been highly contentious for councils. The Home Secretary has set out draft measures to make it easier to remove travellers from English land they should not be on and also plans to consider making it a criminal offence to set up illegal encampments.
Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.
There are lots of innovative projects going on across Ireland, and many are recognised in the Chambers Excellence in Local Government Awards. Here we take five winners from the 2018 awards to showcase what we can learn here in Scotland.
Being elected as a councillor is exciting, but can be overwhelming. This briefing is a taster of what the LGiU can help you with and what will be useful to focus on in your first weeks in your new role.
A DfE call for evidence (to respond by 31 July) seeks information on the financial arrangements supporting special educational needs and disability provision, and alternative provision, and not on the level of funding. EPI and IPPR have done papers on funding the issue.