This monthly policy round-up is essential reading and provides a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland from government and research sources. From urban planning to finance, climate change to education, these publications will help to shape and inform policy and delivery of services in Scotland.
This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on housing and planning issues in the wake of Covid-19 along with the latest research on Covid-19 recovery in a variety of areas. There are also reports covering extremism and war in light of events in Ukraine and some insights into water infrastructure from the US.
Our early years and childcare round-up summarises new policy, research and publications including government policy announcements, statistics, major reports, reviews, and consultations.
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.
Parts of Australia have suffered devastating flooding in recent weeks. In this article, we highlight how the local government family have rallied to support afflicted councils, acknowledging uncertainty over state and national relief measures.
Regulation is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the government unveiling a draft bill giving tenants more say over how social housing operates in England. Other news include deaths among rough sleepers, rent rises, fire safety and community housing schemes.
This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on democracy and governance particularly in Europe and North America. We also cover data, urban and rural development, energy and Covid-19 recovery, as well as healthcare satisfaction. Look out for more UK focused think tank reviews in our monthly policy roundups.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
Our brand new monthly policy round-up in Scotland provides a short summary of key policy and practice documents that directly affect local government in Scotland. Key topics this month include social care, finance, climate change and citizen participation.