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Global Local Executive Panel – May 2022: Trust & Culture in Local Government

In this session, we heard from a panel of local government experts from England and Australia who discussed their experiences of building and maintaining trust through culture, and the kinds of circumstances which may lead to a loss of trust in local government.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa
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Housing and planning round-up June 2022

Regulation is the big issue in June’s housing and planning roundup with legislation meaning that some social landlords in England could face Ofsted-style inspections and unlimited fines if they are deemed to be failing. Other topics include homelessness, fire safety, carbon in housebuilding, and second homes.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Key take aways for local government from the proposed Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy

After months of development, the NSW Government’s proposed Design and Place State Environmental Planning Policy (SEPP) was suddenly abandoned in April this year. This briefing revisits what was proposed, and argues for local governments to step in and implement these reforms, drawing on the extensive strategic analysis and expert input that went into the Draft…

Australia
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Local planning aspirations versus national policy

In our previous briefing, we discussed and analysed the background, policy context and dramatis personae of an interesting battle between one of Ireland’s largest local authorities and the Irish State. We now return to this issue to give another up-to-date perspective on this critical topic.

Ireland
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Is planning part of the patriarchy?

Are cities sexist and is our planning system biased against women? This briefing examines the arguments that planning authorities should require an assessment of the impact on women’s safety to be published as a condition of planning approval for major developments.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Low Pay Britain 2022

This briefing covers the Resolution Foundation’s latest Low Pay Britain report, the twelfth in the Resolution Foundation’s annual series of reports on low pay in the UK.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Leading out loud – Local climate leadership

This briefing identifies some of the challenges around leading and delivering local climate action, discusses the importance of effective leadership and using case studies, outlines how strong local leadership can help deliver infrastructure projects and service changes that contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland
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Culture and Levelling Up

This briefing provides an update and round-up on culture and levelling up. It looks at some of the emerging evidence themes from the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) Committee Inquiry on cultural placemaking and levelling-up, alongside DCMS and Arts Council England policy and spending announcements.

England & Wales
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Carbon: Future impact and policy implications

This briefing focuses on carbon and its human-caused impact on climate and the environment. Having outlined the carbon cycle in the context of the 6th IPCC Assessment Report, it explores the issues exercising policymakers across different countries and administrations and the growing influence and challenges carbon will have on decision and policymakers in the future.

Ireland