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Getting the best from your workforce: An introduction to recruitment and retention

The public sector is facing challenges with recruitment and retention of staff. This briefing answers some of the most FAQs around recruitment and retention processes to help readers determine where to focus their efforts internally while wrestling with these workforce challenges.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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New funding model for housing supports

The latest in our series on local government financial management. Examining aspects like the Capital Advanced Leasing Facility (CALF) funding mechanism, key reform recommendations from their recent review, and the impact of the expanding Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.

Ireland Briefing
Members

Planning and Development Bill 2023

Given the scale of Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023, the LGIU team will produce a series of ‘’bite-size’’ briefings examining the critical components of the Bill and reflecting on those as they will impact the role of local government. This briefing is the first in this series.

Ireland Briefing
Members

How to actually do good

This briefing offers ways to help you calibrate your aim and a pathway to finding the happy medium, so that you can sleep at night knowing your effort is actually achieving serving your community. This is part one of a three part series.

Australia Briefing
Members

Anatomy of a budget: Reflections on housing

This briefing looks at the main changes in the recent Budget and the implications for housing policy in Ireland. This briefing carries on from an LGIU’s full Budget coverage published after the Budget release and contains more details about wider policy areas.

Ireland Briefing
Members

Proposed reform of Ireland’s planning system

This briefing outlines the main reforms included in the Bill and will be of interest to elected members and staff of local authorities. Future briefings will look in greater depth at a number of the key elements of the proposed new legislation.

Ireland Briefing
Members

Victorian kindergarten reforms and demands on the sector

In June 2022, the Victorian Government announced that it would be expanding its ‘Best Start, Best Life’ kindergarten program. This briefing provides an overview of the reforms, the impacts on the local government sector, the kindergarten sector more broadly, and the different ways local governments are responding.

Australia Briefing
Members

LGIU special report: Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023

The Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023 was published on the 3rd of August 2023 and will come before the Dáil and Seanad in the autumn. This special report provides a summary and guidance on the key provisions of the legislation and what it will mean for Limerick City and County Council.

Ireland, Northern Ireland Briefing
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Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Legacy: an opportunity for a rethink

This briefing is focused on Brisbane and its approach to hosting the Olympics. It shares insights and case studies related to inclusive economies, responding to climate change, how we reuse and repurpose infrastructure, social impact, grassroots innovation, and the creation of affordable spaces.

Australia Briefing With case study