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Local government honours the memory of Queen Elizabeth II

Around the world, local government acts as a locus of remembrance and grief. Here we collect examples of how Queen Elizabeth II has been honoured by local government officials and institutions and how they also provide a centre for local people to express their grief.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

The global impact of Queen Elizabeth II’s death

Despite her impressive age of 96 years old, for many, the death of Queen Elizabeth II last Thursday still felt almost unexpected. Its impact has been felt far beyond the UK, unleashing intense emotions across the globe – as discussed in this reflective piece. 

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II – our country’s greatest public servant

As local government joins the rest of the country in mourning Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Jonathan Carr-West pays tribute to the remarkable and inspirational legacy of public service that she bequeaths to all those involved in civic life.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post
Members

Government Food Strategy – what does it mean for local authorities?

The government food strategy aims to deliver ministers’ ambitions for a prosperous UK agri-food sector, contributing to levelling up, greater food security in an unpredictable world, and healthier, affordable and more sustainable diets for all. Local government is expected to play an important role in delivering the priorities.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Fact or Fake? Tackling misinformation and disinformation

How can local authorities establish proactive measures to combat misinformation and disinformation? This briefing advises on the development of trusted, positive counter-narratives.

England & Wales, Global

Call for contributions

Share your story with us to inspire colleagues around the world with local solutions to global challenges.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post With case study
Members

Councils supporting disabled residents through tough times: a new toolkit

This briefing looks at the challenges facing disabled people and sets out options in the form of a new toolkit for councils to consider. It highlights the poverty and additional cost of living challenges faced and the wider challenges for the UK’s 14.6million disabled people.

England & Wales, Scotland With case study

Local government workforce and capability planning

Effective workforce planning and development is essential for local government to ensure they have the capacity and capability to deliver services to communities and meet future challenges. At the same time, local councils are significant employers and play an important role in their local economies. While the powers and responsibilities of local government differ across…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland With case study
Members

Beyond repair? Britain’s broken asylum system

Repairing Britain’s broken asylum system will not be easy. According to MPs, the UK Government is too keen to rush into headline-grabbing initiatives such as sending asylum seekers to Rwanda than looking at the reason why people attempt dangerous Channel crossings. This new briefing looks at the problem.

England & Wales, Scotland