The news publishing industry has been losing readers and advertising revenue for much of the last decade. This contraction, resulting mainly from technological change and the way people consume news, is not just of concern to the journalists that it employs. It also has major implications for local democracy.
* This briefing provides an overview of the winning bids for the Transformation Challenge Award, a £9.2 million fund established by the Department for Communities and Local Government in March 2013 to support local authorities to “radically overhaul” how they do business. * The 18 winners were announced in October 2013, and their successful bids…
This briefing examines the concept of ‘Doughnut Economics’ as an increasingly popular model around which to structure change at a local level. For local government, this model offers a guide to policy making that re-centres value by setting out the social and ecological parameters for decision-making while fostering collaboration and inter-departmental working.
This briefing summarises and assesses the Chancellor’s spending announcements made in Spending Review 2020; also summarised is the economic and fiscal assessment conducted by the Office For Budget Responsibility (OBR).
This briefing discusses the need for democratic practices such as deliberation to evolve for today’s diverse societies. It argues that greater involvement through deliberation is not enough, but ‘inclusive involvement’ should be the goal. It is especially topical given the current complex debate over BLM.
A report from the Resolution Foundation reviews the state of universal credit at the national level and includes an in-depth analysis of the Liverpool city region area. The effects of UC once fully rolled out are estimated and the results for LCR, the North West and the UK are compared.
This briefing looks back on some less-scrutinised aspects of the May 2019 local election results. The impact of the election results for political governance at local authority and Municipal District levels is briefly considered.
This briefing looks at the recent release of the Australian Rental Affordability Index (RAI) for 2020. The RAI is an indicator of the price of rents relative to household incomes, and is a free resource available for use by local government.
City of Launceston Council in Tasmania have been acknowledged as part of an international showcase of excellent councillor-led local government practice for tabling a motion and launching a policy that is putting the council well on the path to eliminating single use plastics. Here’s how they did it
The LGiU in conjunction with Browne Jacobson organised a roundtable in Manchester to bring together stakeholders to explore the local growth agenda, its implications for local government and how authorities can use the current policy framework, including, City Deals and Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to develop the agenda locally. This briefing paper sets out the…