England’s Commissioning Editor Peter Smith rounds up this week in local government with a look at levelling up, affordable housing, air quality and more.
Check out this year’s holiday gift to all from LGIU! We’ve showcased some of our favourite briefings of 2022 inspired by four jolly themes: health and happiness, connection and community, progress and prosperity, and self-care and balance.
In the debate about levelling up the UK, the voices of ordinary people have been largely absent. New research asked people what they think about their communities; what policies would be most effective; how they would like those policies to be delivered; and, who they trust to deliver them.
This briefing looks at the emergence of a mixed economy of ‘truly affordable’ new housing, provided by councils directly and by council-owned local housing companies (LHCs), and focuses on eight case studies of LHCs.
When mines play out, as they inevitably do, a hole is often left not just in the ground, but in the heart of the community. We take a look at tourism that celebrates mining history and supports local economies.
In England, pupils are receiving extra tuition to catch up on learning missed when schools were closed during Covid-19. But what difference has this made so far? And is the national tutoring programme at risk due to funding issues? This new briefing looks at the full picture.
Peter Smith rounds up the local government policy week with a look at finance, social care, housing and – of course – the World Cup.
This is an updated publication on the topic of carbon offsetting, covering what it means for local authorities, how it works in practice and what the controversial aspects are.
Fracking policy recently re-emerged to provide a brief, yet critical moment in contemporary British politics. This briefing subsequently provides an overview of shale fracking in the UK and outlines exactly what this process is; how it is regulated; and its implications at both the national and local levels of its application.