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NIMBYs vs YIMBYs: can local government reconcile the great housing debate?

Housing is one of the most fraught issues on the political agenda everywhere. On either side of one contentious issue – building houses to meet growing population needs – is NIMBYs vs. YIMBYs (no/yes in my backyard). So what’s the answer? How do we reconcile two very different views at the local level? This briefing…

England & Wales, Global
Members

Housing and planning round-up February 2024

Housing waiting lists are the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with the government proposing controversial changes ahead of the general election. Other stories include rough sleeping in London, homelessness in Scotland, brownfield development, regulatory changes and a new pledge over no-fault evictions.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

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, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Lessons from the lived experience of care leavers

In this article, David Graham, National Director of The Care Leavers’ Association, provides advice on improving the quality of life for care leavers. The charity, set up in 1999 as a voice for people who grew up in state care, also advocates for better policy and practice changes informed by the lived experience of care…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Transforming children’s social care in the UK: An overview and comparison of approaches

This briefing discusses ongoing social care reforms in the UK, focusing on children’s social care. It considers the impact of being “looked after” and the reasons why children enter care. The briefing also notes the differences in policy, legislation, and definitions of looked after children in the UK and highlights the need for appropriate foster…

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Making waves: Is the tide turning for coastal communities?

Councils and others are taking steps to revive seaside towns. But what does it take to improve coastal communities for residents, as well as attract visitors on a year-round basis? This new briefing looks at the problems and opportunities for areas around the UK coastline.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members & Global Local

The role of markets in the UK post-Covid: community hubs or trendy hot spots?

What is the purpose of traditional retail markets in local communities today? We explore the benefits and challenges of local markets in a post-Covid and booming e-commerce world. Should market owners and operators (which are often local authorities) reinvest in the current model or look to reinvent it?

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: January 2024

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. Key developments in January include extra social care funding, more proposed strikes and a ban on disposal vapes.

England & Wales, Scotland