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Rebuilding Ireland: Report by the Local Government Audit Service

This is the latest briefing in our series dealing with the Local Government Audit Service ‘value for money’ unit reports. This briefing focuses on the report, ‘Overview of Rebuilding Ireland Home Loans issued Authorities’ and highlights the most important aspects for local government.

Ireland
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Marked absent: why children are missing full-time education

School attendance has dropped dramatically since the pandemic, with children more like to be absent for reasons other than illness. Why has this occurred and what can be done to get pupils back into the classroom? This briefing investigates using attendance data for England.

England & Wales
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Invisible danger: an economic rationale for clean air in public buildings

This think piece overviews the latest research and insights into the harm presented by poor air quality indoors, especially surrounding economic and public health. It also makes the case for different precautions that can be taken to mitigate the effects.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
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Social Prescribing Show 2023: Key themes

Recently, the National Academy for Social Prescribing held its annual Social Prescribing Show. This briefing summarises some of the key messages and takeaways from a selection of panel discussions, looking at the current social prescribing landscape and how it can continue to develop in the future.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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A Human Rights Act for Australia: How will it affect local government?

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has released a Position Paper offering a model for an Australian Human Rights Act and associated reforms. This briefing provides an overview of the AHRC’s Position Paper and their proposed model and what implications this holds for local government.

Australia
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Budget 2023 – devolution and local economic development issues

How will the 2023 Budget drive forward devolution and local economic development? This briefing provides the major answers of substance – Investment Zones, Trailblazer devolution deals and a breadth of other policies and programmes. Read on to get a sense of what it all means for your area and communities.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland