The collapse of Carillion had serious and ongoing implications for all the public sector. We look here at a joint select committee report and an NAO report into the collapse and the government’s handling of it.
This briefing considers the progress that has been made in the enactment and implementation of the twelve parts of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
“We are all in this together”. In one way this is true, but in other ways it is not. We look here at some of those groups who are facing the most severe consequences from Covid-19. The virus can strike anyone, but the economic and social effects will vary enormously.
What are the sources of, and barriers to, community power? The report featured here looks at institutions and governance structures, powers, relationships between communities and public authorities, and the relationship to place, capacity and how to build it.
his briefing looks at the report from the Commission on the Future of Localism. It summarises the report’s findings and recommendations and will be of interest to members and officers working on community development and engagement, as well as anyone interested in devolution and the localism agenda.
The bonfire of the quangos has been more of a light toasting. Just 9 per cent have been abolished outright, 26 per cent have been abolished as a quango but with some or all functions transferred (to the civil service, council, other quango, committee, charity or private firm), 2 per cent have been abolished as…
In this briefing, Dr Ed Wensing explores the tensions between constitutional recognition of local government on the one hand and federal financial relations on the other, why this tension can be difficult to balance, the risk of more constitutional challenges, and the need for ongoing dialogue.
This briefing summarises this report which makes proposals on how to strengthen and support local communities, and provide them with new powers and resources. It comments on its relevance to councils in view of the Baroness' move to the DCLG.
• This is the third and final report from Baroness Newlove, the Government Champion for Active, Safer Communities • It reports on progress from the challenges set out in her first two reports and announces the launch of a £1million DCLG fund to tackle problem drinking • It will be useful for executive members/portfolio holders…
This report graphically illustrates how intimidation and fear of intimidation are impacting on the electoral process. Information the Committee has received from councillors and the public has led to its decision to issue a call for evidence on ethical standards in local government.