The purpose of this briefing is to provide an update on the progress of legislation currently passing through Holyrood and Westminster that is of relevance to local authorities in Scotland.
Criticism of the government’s fire safety plans is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up. Other topics include rough sleeping, council borrowing, housebuilding, design codes and heat networks.
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The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.
The month of February saw several positive developments as Ireland emerged from the grip of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. Our latest Oireachtas report summarises all the noteworthy events and updates from parliament that are relevant to local government in Ireland.
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. This month’s round-up includes an update on integrated care systems and the plans to tackle the Covid-19 backlog.
This round-up summarises the latest UK government announcements on youth services in England and looks at key findings from three pieces of research relating to services for young people.
This briefing provides an update on the progress of legislation currently passing through Holyrood and Westminster that is of relevance to local authorities in Scotland, including legislative consent motions.
Energy efficiency is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with a Commons committee criticising the government’s plans for ‘decarbonising’ homes at the same time as households face a large increase in energy bills. Other topics include homelessness, domestic abuse, complaint handling and transport on new estates.
Think tanks around the globe are looking at issues of community wellbeing, the health of democracy, use of AI and more. Get an overview of the latest thinking and research on local government.