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North of Tyne Combined Authority

In May 2019 the North of Tyne Combined Authority elected its inaugural Mayor. The Mayor has pledged to create10,000 jobs, adding over £1 billion in goods and services and levering over £2 billion of private sector investment. What are the prospects and challenges for this new combined authority?

England & Wales With case study
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Beyond befriending: Cross-sectoral approaches to tackling social isolation

Scotland was one of the first countries in the world to develop a national strategy to tackle social isolation. This briefing highlights projects and activities from across the UK with a primary or secondary aim of tackling social isolation.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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Directly Elected Mayors – England, Ireland… Scotland?

In May this year, three cities in Ireland held plebiscites consulting the public on whether or not they wanted a directly elected mayor for their cities. This briefing will look at how England and Ireland have gotten where they are with directly elected mayors and explore what Scotland can take from this.

Scotland With case study
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repairmystuff.ie: Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards Winner

In the 11th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the 2018 Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards, we’re taking a look at the winner of the Joint Local Authority Initiative category, Monaghan County Council’s directory repairmystuff.ie.

Ireland With case study
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Local Government’s Latest Challenge: Combating Climate Change across Europe

This Briefing looks at how the councils who have recently declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ can start to consider the next steps that they will take. It focuses on initiatives that have been implemented in Europe; most specifically in Scandinavian countries and France.

Ireland With case study