This briefing looks at the prospects for local government following the pre-Christmas publication of 2024-25 Scottish Budget and Provisional Local Government Finance Settlement.
More councillors are rejecting party politics. But what is it like to sit and work as an independent? How do you get elected, and what’s the best way of working with other councillors? Ultimately, how do you ensure you retain your independence? A new briefing investigates.
This briefing is part one of a two-part series on the Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland EV transition by 2030. It will examine the Draft National En-Route EV Charging Network Plan and its implications from the national road and EU’s main transport corridors enroute charging perspective.
There is a growing gap between left behind neighbourhoods and more affluent communities in England, and yet the government’s levelling up policy does not fully recognise the neighbourhood dimension of the challenge. This briefing explores calls for a neighbourhood approach that devolves more power and control to local residents.
This briefing brings together some insights from previous LGIU content on long-term financial sustainability and highlights the ongoing challenges facing the sector in Australia.
This briefing explores the approaches of the Irish and UK local government systems to climate change and their respective strategies in response to the challenges presented.
Every month, we review the progress of legislation through parliament and highlight what is relevant to local authorities across England and Wales. Catch up quickly with all the latest updates throughout December, including carried-over legislation on data protection, economic activity of public bodies and renter reform.
At a time when winter pressures are peaking and with the junior doctor strike, our latest health round-up looks at the most significant developments across the sector over the last month, including reform and finance updates and the latest research and publications exploring public health and care practices.
The latest in our series on local government financial management. Examining aspects like the Capital Advanced Leasing Facility (CALF) funding mechanism, key reform recommendations from their recent review, and the impact of the expanding Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.
Against a backdrop where public finances face the greatest challenges since devolution, we break down the highlights and implications for local government. Today’s budget may indicate troubled waters ahead for the 2024/25 Local Government Finance Order and Budget setting process.