This briefing looks at the UK’s City of Culture designation in more detail and profiles the previous City of Culture hosts. Winning cities host a year-long programme of creative events and activities to showcase their cultural offers to the world and bring people together.
This briefing profiles the scale of the economic crisis triggered by Covid-19 based mostly on data available to end June 2020.
On Sunday 14 June 2020 negotiating teams from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens reached agreement on a Programme for Government. Ciarán Doherty, LGIU Associate, outlines the agreement reached on the Programme for Government.
This briefing deals with a report published by the Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs Committee (the Committee) to assess whether the Government’s latest Clean Air Strategy published in 2019 and the Environment Bill would be able to meet the air pollution challenge after the pandemic. It will be of interest to members and officers with…
The Department for Education in England is proposing to make changes to way children are admitted to school. This briefing looks at the proposals as well as other recent guidance on the pupil admission arrangements.
The recent controversy about bulk purchasing by investment funds has put housing back at the forefront of public discourse and intensified pressure to achieve significant expansion of affordable housing supply, which is the purpose of the recently-published Affordable Housing Bill. The main provisions of the legislation are summarised below, along with key issues raised in…
This briefing provides an update on government supported cultural opportunities to be accessed by all young people in England, with a particular focus on a new document that brings together current good school practice in creativity for young people and documents government supported programmes in a range of arts areas going forward. Cultural Education: a…
Homelessness is the ‘big issue’ in this month’s housing and planning round-up, following claims that new legislation could criminalise rough sleepers. The round-up also looks at rent arrears, building safety, housing building and ‘pop-up’ campsites.
Swift Read: Scottish Government Consolidated Accounts 2019-20 – setting the scene for council finances in 2021-22
This swift read summaries the Auditor General’s recent audit of the Scottish Government’s 2019-20 consolidated accounts and looks at what the accounts and recent announcements in England may signal about the Scottish local government finance settlement due later this month.
There have been many measures introduced to support households through the Covid-19 crisis – we look at the key ones here.