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UK examples of town centre regeneration

This briefing explores local government’s role in town centre regeneration, examining public-private partnership models in detail, with UK examples. It considers funding issues; the impact of administrative changes both locally and nationally; and evaluates the cost-benefits of a place-based, holistic approach to regeneration.

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How local government can remediate contaminated land to unlock land potential

Across many parts of Europe, there is a legacy of contaminated land with used sites from industrial, commercial and military activity, waste disposal and mineral extraction. Getting previously developed land back into use unlocks land potential that is particularly useful in high-density housing areas and fast-growing towns and cities.

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Election staff need more resources and our support

Elections staff in the UK – through extraordinary perseverance and dedication – have managed, yet again, to work against a system that is increasingly unfit for purpose, and deliver a successful general election.

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Members & Global Local

The impact of funding cuts on local events and activities

This briefing looks at the social and community benefits of running local cultural events and the risks of losing those benefits in the face of funding cuts. It looks at potential solutions to maintaining events in the light of reduced resources, covering five case studies.

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The rates system in Northern Ireland – part 2

This is part two of our series on the ratings system in Northern Ireland and its role in funding local government. In this briefing, we examine experiences from across the UK and consider how lessons might be applied in Northern Ireland.

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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.

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