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This briefing summarises a recent report by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee: Local authority financial sustainability and the section 114 regime. The report follows on from recent reports by the National Audit Office and the Public Accounts Committee, both covered by previous LGIU briefings.
In this briefing Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, goes into more detail on how councils in the UK might alter their electoral systems for a post-Covid world, in order for local elections to be safe and accessible to all.
Which councils are in ‘No Overall Control’ as we head into the May local elections? What does NOC mean and what does that mean in terms of practical governance?
This briefing highlights the top priority of the disability movement to facilitate independent living by helping to empower disabled people and those with long term conditions to remain in control of their lives and live fully.
Every year, at about this time, various media outlets make a stab at predicting how next year will develop. One of the first out and most widely read is The Economist’s ‘World in 2021’, where the editor has identified 10 key themes for the year. How are these predictions relevant to local government?
The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill 2021 was published on 23 March 2021 and introduced into the Dáil on the 21st April 2021, to coincide with International Earth Day. The Bill amends the previous 2020 Climate Action Bill.
In February 2021, the Independent Review of Adult Social Care in Scotland published its final report. This briefing sets out the key aspects of the consultation and highlights some of the potential implications for local government and other public services.