This briefing summarises the policy paper: Agricultural transition plan 2021 to 2024 published on 30 November 2020. The document sets out post-Brexit agricultural policy for England.
The High Court of Australia recently cleared the final hurdle for the largest native title settlement in Australian history by dismissing all appeals before the Court. Here we takes a detailed look at the South West Native Title Settlement, the implications for local governments in WA, and what this settlement means for local governments more…
Professor Colin Graham FRSE, RSE IDL Lead at the University of Edinburgh, outlines why interdisciplinary learning (IDL) will be critical in addressing current and future societal challenges, how to promote and develop IDL and the role of local authorities and Regional Improvement Collaboratives in doing so.
Using the latest data from the UK government and others, this briefing explores the ethnic disparities existing in educational outcomes, from early years to higher education taking in schools, further education and post-education destinations.
This briefing looks at the recent release of the Australian Rental Affordability Index (RAI) for 2020. The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes, and is a free resource available for use by local government.
A look at the findings of England’s education inspectorate (Ofsted) from school visits in September and October 2020 and other reports on parents and children on the return to schools of all children in Autumn 2020.
Cork County Council provide us with an insight into their November of 2020, including their work on supporting businesses through Covid-19, improving wellbeing among communities, environment and sustainability initiatives, and current and upcoming infrastructure projects.
Fire safety is the big issue in this month’s roundup, with the government facing pressure to stop leaseholders in England being landed with hefty bills for removing cladding and other safety measures. The roundup also includes shared ownership, starter homes, housebuilding figures and the recent social housing white paper.
Covid-19 has presented enormous challenges to public services, which have had to respond, adapt and innovate. The House of Lords public service committee has published an analysis of how public services responded to the pandemic, lessons to be learned and key principles for transforming public services for the future.
This briefing looks at the benefits and challenges around fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments in response to government investment and provides examples of some local councils’ responses, particularly into major city centres.