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The affordable housing challenge: a new honesty?

This briefing asks if it is time that councils and the wider housing world stopped using the term ‘affordable housing.’ It looks at the challenge for councils in ensuring that the housing needs of communities are met. 

England & Wales, Scotland
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Australia State of the Environment Report 2021: A summary

The long-awaited Australia State of the Environment Report 2021 (SOER 2021) was released by the federal Minister for the Environment and Water, the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, on 19 July. SOER 2021 is confronting reading and paints a devastating picture of the state of Australia’s environment. This briefing will be of interest to local government…

Australia
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Parliamentary update July 2022

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
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Regional analysis of cost trends in children’s social care in England

The independent review of children’s social care in England, led by Josh MacAlister, was published its final report in May 2022. This briefing provides a simple regional analysis of cost trends described in that report – namely, the rises in looked after children and the costs of children’s social care.

England & Wales
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Local climate ambition – signed, sealed and partly delivered

This briefing provides a summary of the key areas of work and challenges for local government identified within the UK Climate Change Committee Report; governance, engagement, skills and a just transition, transport, buildings and planning, and waste management. It will be of interest to senior officers and members involved in delivering local climate action.

England & Wales, Scotland
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The legacy of ​​the Iceland model and its transformation of teen substance use

Iceland has radically reduced rates of teenage smoking, drinking and drug use in the past 20 years through its “Youth in Iceland” programme to tackle behavioural addiction. This briefing explores why other countries, including the UK, aren’t following suit and will be interesting to local authority members and officers, in OECD countries, with responsibility for…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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ONS place-based statistics and intelligence – an update

This briefing provides an overview of recent ONS place-based statistics about your area – including, most significantly, the first release of Census 2021 data. Local authorities should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making. This briefing provides a starter for that.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Local government – Pacesetters in productivity

In this briefing, SGS Economics and Planning’s Marcus Spiller looks at productivity in local government and argues that local governments are pace setters when it comes to the efficient delivery of government sources.

Australia