LGIU and Vuelio elections briefings

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Recognising the post-pandemic potential of markets in Australia

During the pandemic, markets emerged as crucial elements in community wealth-building by providing affordable food and a sense of community. In this briefing, Dr Fiona Whitworth and Dr Marcus Spiller examine this relationship between markets and community wealth building further.

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Delivering decentralised decisions: Local government in Denmark

The European Charter of Local Self-Government, a benchmark international treaty, affirms the role of local communities in exercising democracy. This briefing draws on the CLRAE report on Denmark’s compliance with the Charter, to illustrate important features of the well-functioning Danish local self-government system.


What do the manifestos mean for local government? How the election is shaping up for the sector

This briefing examines the key proposals from the UK political party manifestos impacting local government and their services ahead of the general election. Focus areas include devolution, education, social care, housing, and environmental reforms. Highlighting desirability and feasibility, it offers insights valuable for local government councillors and officers.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Walk in my shoes: Understanding councils and the NHS working together

This briefing looks at the many ways local government and NHS teams work together and accompanies part one covering health and social care. From community planning to resilience, it is important to see that the work of both sectors is interlinked, mutually supportive and requires joint working to effectively deliver.


Ireland’s Housing Needs Assessment 2023

This briefing reviews, in detail, the Ireland Housing Agency’s Summary of Social Housing Assessments report. Considering what the figures tell us about the nature of the demand for social housing in Ireland and how this has changed over the past decade.


Australia’s fertility rate is declining, but is this the whole story?

Australia’s total fertility rate is declining, but this doesn’t necessarily result in a lower number of births. This distinction is important, and this briefing describes the relationship with other demographic characteristics and the implications for local government service planning.

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First hand international perspectives on the risks and rewards of being a councillor

This briefing explores the challenges faced by local councillors in various countries. It highlights the personal and political tribulations of balancing public service with the harsh realities of a polarised political climate, including harassment, work-life imbalance, and mental health struggles. The narrative also underscores the intrinsic satisfaction derived from community improvement despite these adversities.


Housing and planning round-up June 2024

The UK general election is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with parties setting out their proposals to improve housing and planning. Other stories include evictions, accessibility, homelessness, short term lets and permitted development.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Educational attainment – who’s getting it right?

This briefing outlines the educational attainment gap, its contributing factors, and the methods for measurement across different countries. It highlights effective approaches in Finland and Singapore, emphasising early education, teacher autonomy, and supportive environments as key strategies for achieving high levels of educational success and narrowing the gap.

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