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

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.


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
Members & Global Local

Sharing lessons from Ireland and Spain on actions to tackle child poverty

This briefing explains the fundamentals of the EU Child Guarantee, compares the national plans from Ireland and Spain, and suggests some areas of action for local authorities everywhere to address child poverty.

England & Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Housing and planning round-up April 2023

Finance is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up with a sober warning over housing revenue accounts. Other stories include the illegal migration bill, housing quality in Scotland, Grenfell, holiday lets and the proposed infrastructure levy.

England & Wales, Scotland

Cultural sector policy and research round-up Spring 2023

This briefing provides a round-up of research and announcements related to the arts, culture and leisure sector, covering the Spring Budget, organisational changes at DCMS, arts funding analysis from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, the Heritage Fund’s new strategy, and the Commission on Culture and Local Government’s Final Report.

England & Wales

Scottish Bulletin: Issue 1, 2023

These bulletins provide an update on the progress of legislation currently in Holyrood that is of relevance to local authorities in Scotland. In addition, it highlights key devolved matters, open consultations and third party reports.