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The Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024

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.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Noongar Native Title Settlement: Australia’s first treaty?

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…

Australia
Members

Interdisciplinary Learning (IDL): Creative Thinking for a Complex World

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.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Ethnic disparities in education

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.

England & Wales
Members

Rental affordability patterns across Australia: Index release

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.

Australia
Members & Followers

Lessons from lockdown – Ofsted, parents and children

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.

England & Wales
Members

Cork County Council: A Month in the Life

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.

Ireland
Members

Housing and planning round-up December 2020

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.

England & Wales
Members

Cyclepaths to Recovery: Fast-tracking active travel and public realm investments

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.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland