Over five years after the Care Review in Scotland commenced, this briefing explores how the ambitions set out for care experienced children, young people and adults are still to be realised – while also highlighting a range of innovative approaches for local authorities.
The future of the public sector workforce will look significantly different to today, which is why effective and strategic workforce planning for a diverse local government sector is essential to enabling a successful transition, as explored in this briefing.
Hybrid working is operating successfully in local government and is popular among staff. Some councils are going further and introducing home working contracts or trialling four-day weeks. In this briefing, we ask, what does this mean for traditional office or desk-based working?
This briefing paper recounts experiences of compiling a socio-economic profile of neighbourhoods that were included in an area-based urban-regeneration initiative in Tralee, County Kerry. It was commissioned by the local development company and involved a mixed-methods approach.
Sometimes considered a historical relic of a bygone era, practices of slavery, coercion and exploitation in the workplace remain tragically commonplace, continuing unseen and unaccounted for all around us. Modern slavery, as it is known, is the illegal exploitation and mistreatment of workers for commercial or personal gain. The term covers a wide range of…
This is the first of a two-part series looking at the different pathways councils can take to make sure words translate into action. This first briefing looks at what local governments can do internally (the area where it exercises the most control) to align its operation and capacity to set it up for success to…
This briefing examines Tasmania’s review of the future of the state’s local government, highlighting the reform priorities that have emerged during initial rounds of community and stakeholder engagement.
The closure of public toilets in many countries over recent years has drawn attention to an existing issue of insufficient funds in relation to demand. This briefing highlights the problems facing local authorities in providing public toilets and outlines why these problems have an extremely damaging effect on people.
Establishing a planning partnership The Western Sydney Planning Partnership (WSPP) was established as a commitment of the Western Sydney City Deal, which was signed on 4th March 2018, as: “…the catalyst for a collaborative approach across three tiers of government to realise the vision of the Western Parkland City to create world-class jobs and a…
On Thursday 1st September 2022 LGiU Australia, and the Municipal Association of Victoria held a panel to discuss how leadership changes at local and state levels can create more connected cities and neighbourhoods that prioritise walking and cycling.