This briefing examines the background and current situation with drug use in our society, and looks at the role of local authorities, as custodians of public health and community leaders, in addressing various challenges presented by drug addiction in our local communities.
Our monthly Think Tank review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include climate resilient housing, social attitudes towards climate action, youth engagement, childcare challenges, employability support schemes and digital inclusion.
The night-time economy makes a key contribution to the UK economy and employment but has confronted numerous challenges including the changing nature of the high street, the pandemic and cost of living crisis. This briefing considers the role of local authorities in managing, regulating and supporting local night-time economies.
This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre – supported by Browne Jacobson – explores local government’s democratic leadership on climate action.
Ahead of his contribution to the 2023 COSLA Conference Panel on “Our Relationship with Governments and Parliaments”, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West, notes some initial takeaways from last week’s Programme for Government.
Housebuilding is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with government plans to relax rules on river pollution thwarted by the House of Lords. Other stories include homelessness in Scotland, concerns over concrete, regulation fees and onshore wind farms.
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The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality in May 2019. This briefing covers ‘Immigration and Inequality: the role of politics and policies’, published in May 2023.
This bulletin is essential reading as Autumn approaches, here we provide an update on progress of legislation currently in Holyrood, from the previous Programme for Government to the newly published Programme for Government 2023-24.