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Meeting the challenges of an ageing society

The UK is an ageing society with a rising number of older disabled people. This briefing looks at the challenges that this poses and explores case study examples of what local authorities are doing to meet those challenges.

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Celebrating local heritage: Forth Bridges Trail

How can we best promote local heritage? Karen Strewart from Forth Bridges Area tells us about how a local government partnership results in new initiatives to highlight Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridges and the historic communities of North and South Queensferry. 

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Truth Telling: What is it, and what role can local government play?

The purpose of this policy briefing is to focus on the third key element in the Uluru Statement: Truth Telling. This briefing provides an overview of what it is and why it’s necessary. It also provides an update on what is happening in Victoria and the Northern Territory, and what we can learn from this.

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Refugees and asylum seekers: the challenges and opportunities for local authorities

The increase in the number of those seeking asylum in the UK initially brings significant pressure to local government, associated services and infrastructure. In the longer term, however, there are many opportunities and benefits for the UK as the host country. This briefing examines both the challenges and opportunities.

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House price developments and prospects

In Ireland, the rate of average increase has moderated each month since April 2022, reflecting limited affordability, rising interest rates, and uncertain economic prospects. This trend has prompted expectations of market stabilisation, however, there is a widely held view that continuing supply shortage will prevent prices from falling. This briefing explores the issue in detail.

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Global Local: call for case studies January 2023

Our Global Local bulletin highlights local solutions to global challenges, with a different theme each week offering critical insights, policy suggestions and case studies. We love hearing what our subscribers are up to, and the successes and challenges they’ve experienced in policy or projects. As such, we’re looking for your insights on our upcoming editions.…

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Climate action leadership – Highland Council’s Climate Action Committee

Local government holds a critical role in achieving Scotland’s 2045 net zero targets. However, the exact route for local government to do so remains less clear. Following in the path of numerous Highland Council Climate initiatives, we take a look at Highland Councils Climate Change Committee to examine what climate leadership can look like in…

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