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All the important parliamentary updates for local government: December 2023

Every month, we review the progress of legislation through parliament and highlight what is relevant to local authorities across England and Wales. Catch up quickly with all the latest updates throughout December, including carried-over legislation on data protection, economic activity of public bodies and renter reform.

England & Wales

Health, public health and social care round-up: December 2023

At a time when winter pressures are peaking and with the junior doctor strike, our latest health round-up looks at the most significant developments across the sector over the last month, including reform and finance updates and the latest research and publications exploring public health and care practices.

England & Wales, Scotland

New funding model for housing supports

The latest in our series on local government financial management. Examining aspects like the Capital Advanced Leasing Facility (CALF) funding mechanism, key reform recommendations from their recent review, and the impact of the expanding Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.

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What will 2024 hold for Irish local government policy? Expectations for the year ahead

A year in which we celebrate 125 years of local government in Ireland, 2024 promises key changes in local policy and elections, including a directly elected Mayor. This article overviews the big developments in areas like housing, planning and environment and is a must-read for all in the sector.

Ireland, Northern Ireland

Scottish Government Budget 2024-25 – highlights for local government

Against a backdrop where public finances face the greatest challenges since devolution, we break down the highlights and implications for local government. Today’s budget may indicate troubled waters ahead for the 2024/25 Local Government Finance Order and Budget setting process.


LGIU Scotland Response: 2023 Scottish Budget

LGIU Scotland Response: 2023 Scottish Budget Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU Scotland, said: “With one in four Scottish councils warning that they may be unable to balance their books next year, today’s budget will not offer much reassurance. The Verity House Agreement promised early budget engagement, and it promised ‘no surprises.’ This financial settlement does…

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