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What will the National Care Service mean for local government in Scotland?

LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is working with the University of Birmingham to investigate the potential impact of a new National Care Service in Scotland. The proposed centralisation of care in Scotland will have widespread implications for local authorities. In this blog, the Birmingham team explain the project, which will be launching very soon.

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Celebrating local heritage: Forth Bridges Trail

How can we best promote local heritage? Karen Strewart from Forth Bridges Area tells us about how a local government partnership results in new initiatives to highlight Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridges and the historic communities of North and South Queensferry. 

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Ireland Weekly Digest: LGIU latest and Daily News

Your Daily News plus an overview of all the latest resources and insights from LGIU, including a new briefing looking at the outcomes of COP27 plus a new Global Local newsletter on the topic of wellbeing. 

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Scotland Weekly Digest: LGIU latest and Daily News

Your Daily News plus an overview of all the latest resources and insights from LGIU, including new briefings on how the UK housing supply is failing older people and the latest performance tracker of public services.

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England Weekly Digest: LGIU latest and Daily News

England Weekly Digest: Your Daily News plus an overview of all the latest resources and insights from LGIU, including new briefings on whether the UK is now an 'anxiety nation' and local gov refugee assistance. In addition, our latest Global Local newsletter looks at the importance of wellbeing and an update from All Things England…

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Housing and planning round-up January 2023

Temporary accommodation for people who are homeless is the big issue in the first housing and planning round-up of 2023. Other news includes damp and mould, discretionary housing payments, private renting, energy efficiency and standards for new housing in England and Scotland.

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A requiem to the Schools Bill in three parts – Part 2

This blog series explores the progress of the March 2022 Schools White Paper – several aspects of which require parliamentary legislation before implementation. This second post explores the details of the Bill and what might be salvaged during this parliamentary session.

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Truth Telling: What is it, and what role can local government play?

The purpose of this policy briefing is to focus on the third key element in the Uluru Statement: Truth Telling. This briefing provides an overview of what it is and why it’s necessary. It also provides an update on what is happening in Victoria and the Northern Territory, and what we can learn from this.

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