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LGIU guide for new councillors

Becoming a councillor is an exciting time but can also be daunting. This short guide provides information and advice for our new councillor members to help navigate through the initial period in this critical role.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Housing and planning round-up April 2022

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.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Open space planning: building capacity to achieve better outcomes

Frustrated by the lack of accepted standards and absences of guidelines, Neal Ames began to develop guiding principles for public open space planning. This briefing looks at Ames’ six guiding principles, how they were developed, and what they mean for local government.

Australia
Members

Australian National Urban Policy – careful what you wish for

In this opinion piece, SGS’ Marcus Spiller looks at the role of the commonwealth with regard to urban policy, and presents a vision for a contemporary national urban policy, including a renewed funding approach. This briefing will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, senior executives, and those interested in questions of governance, subsidiarity, and urban…

Australia
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Researching the role of the Irish councillor in the 21st century

Ireland’s 949 elected councillors are currently participating in a research project that seeks to document their statutory and representative roles. In this briefing, we look at the process to date and the important messages it may give us as we begin to focus on the developing role of the local elected representative in Ireland.

Ireland
Members

DfE (England) Green Paper: SEND Review: Right support, right place, right time

The UK Government for England has published a consultation on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative education provision. The consultation closes at the start of July 2022. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.

England & Wales
Members

The Living Standards Outlook 2022 – Resolution Foundation

Two years after the first Covid-19 lockdown, the UK economy has recovered well but living standards are set to fall by 4% in 2022-23, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. Low and middle-income households face the sharpest falls in their living standards for 50 years.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C

Part of an ongoing review of the IPCC reports by LGiU, this Briefing provides an overview of the latest IPCC Special Report (referred to as SR1.5 hereafter) and what it means for Australia and will be of interest to councillors, CEOs, and officers dealing with climate change risks and adaptations.

Australia