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Equity, equality, what makes a good life?

This briefing discusses two evolving areas of policy practice – indicator frameworks and resource allocation – to suggest that understanding the potential implications of equity- and equality-oriented approaches can greatly enrich local government approaches to policy design, communication, and implementation.


Housing Market Indicators Update Q2 2023

This briefing provides a concise overview of relevant statistics relating to key indicators in the housing market in Ireland. It brings together information from various sources in relation to the most recent period for which data is available, providing a comparison with the corresponding prior period.


IFS Deaton Inequality Review: the distribution of public service spending

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality, described as a “five-year study of the inequalities in society”. This latest briefing covers ‘The distribution of public service spending’ report, published in May 2023. 

England & Wales, Scotland

Homelessness in Scotland

This briefing looks in detail at the latest annual homelessness statistics for Scotland, published in August, as well as ways of reducing and preventing homelessness.

Scotland With case study

Parliamentary update: September 2023

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.

England & Wales

Local government Australia: Policy roundup, 25th September

Our new ‘bookmark-able’ version of our weekly policy, news and data roundup for Australian local government. This week: The NSW Budget, a national digital ID scheme, and how to address industrial food waste.


The war on drugs: where are we now?

This briefing examines the background and current situation with drug use in our society, and looks at the role of local authorities, as custodians of public health and community leaders, in addressing various challenges presented by drug addiction in our local communities.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
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Global Local Think Tank Review – September 2023

Our monthly Think Tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include climate resilient housing, social attitudes towards climate action, youth engagement, childcare challenges, employability support schemes and digital inclusion.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Addressing cyber security in the local government sector

This briefing will explore this issue of cyber security, looking at Federal and State government policies along with audits of current cyber security measures within local government, and the challenge of balancing financial sustainability alongside the need to be cyber resilient.


LGIU special report: Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023

The Local Government (Mayor of Limerick) Bill 2023 was published on the 3rd of August 2023 and will come before the Dáil and Seanad in the autumn. This special report provides a summary and guidance on the key provisions of the legislation and what it will mean for Limerick City and County Council.

Ireland, Northern Ireland