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.
Hollyhill Library Disability Services – Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner
This is the seventh instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Disability Services Provision category, Cork City Council's Hollyhill Library Services for children with autism.
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.
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.
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…
The Committee on Climate Change, an independent government advisory body, advises on the levels of the carbon budgets, and in general, its advice is heeded. Its assessment of the government’s Clean Growth strategy is the subject of this briefing.
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.
Swift Read: Consultation on Welfare Foods and meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland
This briefing explores the SG consultation on ‘Welfare Foods – a consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland’ on use of new powers soon to be devolved through provisions in the Scotland Act 2016.
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…
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.