The internal review of An Bord Pleanála

Allegations over the last year have raised serious concerns about the ABP, in turn, a number of examinations have been conducted. A report was recently released by three senior ABP staff members and this briefing examines the findings which have seriously undermined the reputation of the Board and embroiled it in costly litigation.


The face of democracy: photo ID arrives at UK elections

For the first time, voters across England must show photo ID at council elections this May. The same will apply throughout Great Britain at future general elections. But are election staff ready for the change, and have concerns over using ID been overcome? This briefing takes a look into the details.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Overview of the Indigenous Voice co-design process report: insights for the Voice to Parliament

This briefing provides an overview of the ‘Co-Design Process Final Report’. This co-design process was premised on the then-Australian Government’s commitment to establishing the Voice via legislation and not enshrining it in the Constitution – in contrast to what the Uluru Statement from the Heart called for. Here’s where everything stands today.


England policy round-up: December 2022 and January 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from December 2022 and January 2023. After the hiatus of the summer and turmoil of early autumn, government departments are getting back to the usual rhythm of policy business, and there have been some significant announcements.

England & Wales
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Vulnerable young people: why they are missing out on education and care?

Vulnerable children and young people are failing to receive support due to teacher shortages and problems in the care system. Some appear to have disappeared off the radar of schools and local authorities. This new briefing looks at the key issues and suggests what needs to be done.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Think Tank Review: January 2023 Housing affordability, data for policy formation and more

Our monthly review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. This edition features publications on housing affordability; involving refugees in place-making; shortages in the care workforce; lessons from German reunification; welfare reform; and using data to improve policy making.

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Clare County Council: Local Authority of the Year 2022

This briefing showcases how Clare County Council – Ireland’s recently awarded Local Authority of the Year – delivers for its communities and ensures the county continues to develop as a place to live, work and visit.

Ireland With case study