How will UK homes and businesses receive power over the next 30 years? The government’s energy security strategy – published as fuel bills are soaring – provides a range of answers but also poses some important questions. Our new briefing explains.
For the first time, Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech to open the new Parliamentary session, in the Queen’s absence. Key focuses for local government included levelling up, planning system reforms, the new Schools Bill, and transport and infrastructure investment.
Over the past 20 years, the rate of house prices in Ireland has far exceeded general inflation. Certain periods have been particular volatility, including dramatic acceleration in 2021 and into 2022. This briefing provides a comprehensive overview of prevailing conditions in Ireland.
This briefing deals with a paper published as part of the IFS-Deaton Inequality Review focused on labour market inequality. The paper considers technological changes and skills demand, labour market institutions and contract regulation.
In 2019 the LGIU first posed the question “are mobile masts the size of Nelson’s Column about to appear across the English countryside?” The government has now set out plans for new barrier busting laws to “erase mobile coverage ‘not spots’ in rural areas” and accelerate the rollout of 5G.
A busy month in the Oireachtas was topped off with a stirring speech to both Houses of Parliament by President Volodymyr Zelensky. This briefing covers this address and other important issues being addressed by the members of the Oireachtas in what are hugely challenging times.
With just over a week until the local elections on the 5th of May Allan Faulds from Ballot Box Scotland discusses the political landscape in Scotland.
Is there an effective approach to housing in Ireland? That’s the subject of competing narratives. The LGIU Research Team look at public policy intervention and highlight key lessons, applicable not only to Ireland but also the international policy arena.
In the run up to the local government elections on the 5th of May this briefing looks at some of the manifestos in Scotland and explores the interplay between local and national politics.
Ireland’s 949 elected councillors are currently participating in a research project that seeks to document their statutory and representative roles. In this briefing, we look at the process to date and the important messages it may give us as we begin to focus on the developing role of the local elected representative in Ireland.