Local industrial strategies aim to raise productivity and earning power. Productivity needs to be boosted in ways that improve working people's lives. Which policy solutions could be adopted by local places to improve living standards and ensure that everyone can benefit from and contribute to economic growth?
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
Robin Hood Energy (RHE) was established in 2015 when it became the UK’s first local authority owned gas and electricity supplier. This briefing outlines what was done, how it worked and what could have been done better.
In the third instalment in our new series of monthly briefings on local government activities, we’re looking at the achievements and innovations of Fingal County Council, drawing from the February edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report.
The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.
Looks at recent reports on funding for children’s social care and special educational needs and disability and increasing pressures on local authority budgets.
LGiU Ireland went along to Longford for the Association of Irish Local Government’s 2019 training conference. Here’s a brief summary of what was discussed during the packed two-day event, and what Scotland can learn from it.
This is third of our briefings, in collaboration with COSLA, covering the 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards. Here we outline the winners and runners up of the third category, Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health.
What is the current state of the roll out of Universal Credit? We look here at two reports produced by the House of Commons Work and Pensions Committee on benefits sanctions and UC; and at what is known so far (very little) about the new Work and Health Programme.
The last two years have been “strikingly poor” for living standards, and further hard times may lie ahead according to new analysis by the Resolution Foundation. Living standards are influenced by both economic conditions and government policy so policy makers can help improve disposable incomes through their policy decisions.