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UK parliamentary legislation update June 2021

Catch up in this briefing on the progress of bills going through the UK parliament that are of particular relevance to local government in our regular parliamentary update.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Swift Read: Has Covid-19 taken us back to nature?

Covid-19 led to more people exercising outdoors and increased visits to parks and other green space. Does this represent a lasting change in our lifestyles, and is everyone getting a fair shot at it when some people have limited access to the natural environment? A swift read takes a look.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Swift read: All in the numbers: using evidence and data to inform homelessness prevention

This briefing provides background and context to the Centre for Homelessness Impact’s End It With Evidence campaign, which aims to use the opportunity presented by the pandemic to “mobilise a growing chorus of ‘what works’ champions” so that we can end homelessness effectively, and for good, by putting in place sustainable and evidence-led strategies. It…

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Think Tank Review – June 2021

The LGiU Think Tank Review covers outputs from think tanks relevant to local government in Ireland, the UK and Australia.

Australia, England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
Members

Clare Tourism Strategy 2030 – Guiding our Journey to a Vibrant New Future

In the following briefing, we examine the preparation of the tourism strategy which will be a critical platform for economic regeneration in Clare over the next decade. This briefing will be of interest to local authorities across the globe given the central role played by tourism, especially in rural communities.

Ireland
Members

The Domestic Abuse Act 2021

The long-awaited legislation on domestic abuse became law in April 2021. What are its main components and are there gaps in what it covers? The Act imposes new statutory duties on the relevant local authorities and these are summarised here.

England & Wales
Members

Swift Read: Scottish councils’ financial sustainability at risk?

This swift read outlines the findings of a recently published Accounts Commission Overview report on the impact of Covid-19 on Scottish councils and their communities. The report uses case studies to highlight the challenges and threats to the financial sustainability of Scottish councils at a time when future funding levels remain uncertain. It is planned…

Scotland
Members

A renewed case for infill

This briefing explores the mismatch between consumer housing preferences and housing supply, considers case studies of medium density design done well, and explores ways in which local governments can make the existing system ‘work harder’ towards precinct and place outcomes.

Australia