During the coronavirus crisis, food access and food poverty have been urgent issues for local authorities across the UK. This swift read addresses how local authorities might consider informing their approach to food in the future.
The NAO report ‘Local authority investment in commercial property’ explores the rapid increase in local authority investment in commercial property in recent years, the main reasons for that investment and the risks that may ensue.
This briefing reflects on the implementation of the NSW reforms and shares observations regarding the practical lived experiences, challenges and benefits which emerged, which may inform the implementation process for Victorian councils.
Following unprecedented levels of walking and cycling in the last couple of months, attention is now turning to the important role that active travel will play as the lockdown is eased but there is a continued need to avoid public transport wherever possible.
As the UK government and each of the nations of Germany, France and Spain begin to map out plans for easing lockdown this week, LGIU takes a look towards our continental neighbours to assess how they have decided to move forward and what this means for local government in each nation.
This month’s roundup looks not just at the impact of the coronavirus crisis, such as rehousing rough sleepers, but other news happening during the lockdown – including benefit fraud, the right to rent court case and the forthcoming planning white paper.
The Covid-19 lockdown has caused an unprecedented rupture in everyday economic activity. Since local economies differ, their experiences of Covid-19 and long term resilience also varies between different towns and cities. How are cities and towns affected and what are their recovery prospects?
Decarbonising transport: setting the challenge is the first step in the development of a Transport Decarbonisation Plan which will set out in detail the actions that are needed across all modes of transport in order to meet the Government’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.
In this think piece Dr Marcus Spiller from SGS Economics & Planning looks conceptually at local economies rethinks the role of local municipal authorities in local economic development, and advocates that local councils adopt a ‘three-lens’ approach.
The UK government has published its recovery plan – a conditional timetable for moving out of the most stringent aspects of lockdown. How clear is the plan, what issues does it raise for individuals, workers and local government? We summarise and examine its contents here.