Next in the series of ‘Housing for All’ LGIU briefings, this briefing examines the most important planning and land use elements that will impact the ‘New Housing Plan for Ireland’.
There is much to be learnt about how other countries organise public services. This briefing is based on two reports looking at how other countries organise aspects of their school systems.
The 2021 Scottish Parliament election will be significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. This briefing covers the current election timetable, the wider impact of the pandemic on the election, the state of the political parties, the parliamentary candidates, and the campaign issues of this election.
This briefing examines the Business and Planning Act 2020, which contains a range of temporary measures intended to support the economy to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling businesses including bars, pubs and restaurants and construction firms to reopen while adhering to public health guidelines. They impact upon local authorities’ responsibilities…
The IFS projects medium income growth over the next few years, but the falls in inequality seen since the recession could be reversed. The projections are subject to a number of uncertainties but are nevertheless a useful guide for assessing any further tax or benefit changes announced in the Budget.
This briefing covers a report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies which uses the latest available data on household incomes to project the development of incomes, inequality, and poverty in the UK to 2022.
Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, 14.5 million people in the UK were living in poverty. Two recent reports provide insights on the pandemic’s affect on low income households. Bold policies will be needed to avoid a large increase in poverty and help people access new and better jobs.
This briefing deals with the July 2021 inquiry into levelling up by the Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy Committee. Evidence was taken from representatives of local government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, city mayors, Chambers of Commerce, and Ministers.
Our high streets have suffered during the pandemic but predictions of an apocalypse appear overblown. Recovery prospects depend on whether behavioural changes prompted by the pandemic become permanent. There may be opportunities for some places. This briefing examines evidence and examples of initiatives to revitalise and reimagine the high street.
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.