Health Equity in England: The Marmot Review 10 years on

What has happened to health inequalities since 2010? The Health Foundation’s important report ‘Health Equity in England’ provides an update ten years after the original Marmot review. The report analyses what has changed and recommends a national cross-government health inequalities strategy to tackle the social determinants of health.

England & Wales, Global

A long and winding road – reshaping local government in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Assembly is only now back in operation at Stormont after several years of deadlock, its 11 local councils having largely provided the only democratic arena in the region on a continuous basis. This briefing is the first in a series of Northern Irish-focused briefings that provide a better sense of what local government…

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland

The introduction and impact of Universal Credit in Liverpool City Region and the UK

A report from the Resolution Foundation reviews the state of universal credit at the national level and includes an in-depth analysis of the Liverpool city region area. The effects of UC once fully rolled out are estimated and the results for LCR, the North West and the UK are compared.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Our Eyes on it: A campaign to tackle illegal dumping in West Sydney

Canterbury Bankstown Council developed the Our Eyes on It campaign to tackling illegal dumping within the City. This briefing explores Illegal dumping as an issue facing councils in Australia and how the Our Eyes on It campaign integrated community education, enforcement and behaviour change campaign to successfully reduce illegal dumping.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Coalition formation in Ireland – February 2020

The results of the 2020 General Election have left a deadlocked Dáil with three parties, two of which will have to come together – with support from other TDs – to form a working majority. This briefing looks at the political history of coalition formation in Ireland, linking to the current deadlock.


Drought relief for rural and regional communities

This briefing outlines the aims of the Tackling Tough Times Together (TTTT) grant program, exploring who can access the funding and how, along with examples of previous funding recipients, highlighting the diverse range of projects that are eligible.


Painting the towns blue: Resolution Foundation report

Since the 2019 UK election, seats which were traditionally Labour but changed to Conservative have been catapulted into the political spotlight. This Resolution Foundation report provides an early insight into the demographics, economy and living standards of ‘blue wall’ seats and challenges some of the commonly-held assumptions about them.

England & Wales

Swift Read: Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement 2020-21

Scottish Local Government Finance Settlement was recently announced in draft form alongside the Scottish Budget, setting out the funding allocated by Scottish Government to each Scottish council for the coming year. This briefing provides a short overview of the key points in the Settlement and how it has been received by the sector.


High Speed Rail update – Spring 2020

This briefing reports on key developments on HS2 since July 2019, focusing particularly on the National Audit Office report published in January 2020, the Oakervee Review published in February 2020 and the UK Government’s decision to go ahead with the project.

England & Wales