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The revised National Planning Policy Framework

This briefing covers the proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), on which the government is currently consulting. It addresses the main proposals by theme, dealing at length with housing delivery and affordable housing before going on to look at issues relating to place-making, transport, conservation and sustainability.

Scotland
Members

Tips for new councillors

This briefing is a taster of what we can provide for new councillors as an LGiU member and also what can be useful to think about in your first weeks in your council journey.

England & Wales
Members

Health, public health and social care in the UK – April 2018 roundup

LGiU Scotland have forthcoming briefings on public health and integrated joint boards. This briefing provides some useful, up-to-date UK-wide background and context that will be of interest to Scottish readers, especially to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.

Scotland
Members

UK Youth: State of the Membership 2018

UK Youth’s State of the Membership 2018 report finds that the top three challenges for the youth sector are: a lack of sustainable funding; a lack of voice and influence at a national level, and lack of skilled, experienced staff but that some youth organisations have diversified their income. Recommendations are made on how to…

England & Wales
Members

People Power: Findings from the Commission on the Future of Localism

What are the sources of, and barriers to, community power? The report featured here looks at institutions and governance structures, powers, relationships between communities and public authorities, and the relationship to place, capacity and how to build it.

England & Wales
Members

Local Elections 2018: the results

Local Elections 2018: the results 150 councils across England went to the polls, including all London boroughs, many metropolitan boroughs and a number of districts. LGiU live blogged the elections from start to finish – thanks to those who joined us on the live blog, on Twitter and even in the office! This briefing covers…

England & Wales
Members

Brexit – Ireland’s exposure to imports from UK highlighted

This briefing looks at the disruptions caused by Brexit from an Irish perspective - focusing on their exposure to imports from the UK - and makes good reading for anybody interested in the wider implications of Brexit for us and our neighbours.

Scotland