The government has published the outcome of its review of the local authority Code of Recommended Practice on Data Transparency. It is proposed that the original – published in 2011 and reviewed in late 2012 – will be substantially revised. The final stage of consultation allows for feedback on clarity and comprehension, and comments, by…
It is clear that Covid-19 is already having a profound impact on economies globally and nationally. We consider here the negative effects on jobs, regions, sectors and individuals. We also consider the possible future implications for public spending and social and economic equality.
This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides an overview of the key proposals in the Green Party and Liberal Democrats’ manifestos, covering those areas of most interest to local government in England and Wales. LGiU briefings on other Westminster party manifestos can be found in our general election bundle.
Are you abreast of recent ONS place-based statistics about your area – including demographic, economic, housing, electoral and wellbeing postings? What is ONS’s approach to Covid-19 data? LAs should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making and impending post-Covid-19 strategic recovery planning.
What has the new regime in number 10 meant for local government in relation to brexit planning and how are councils meant to prepare for a possible no deal brexit? We consider some of the possible economic and constitutional implications and challenges facing councils – both immediate and more long-term.
...hindsight, it’s easy to empathise with a time when the convenience of disposable single-use items would have been the height of progress. They seemingly freed us from the laborious frugalities...
The most contentious issue coming out of the 2015 budget was the proposal to cut tax credits. The DWP Committee report summarised here analyses the impacts on the income of UK working households, considers options for mitigating the effects, and highlights the difficulty of making structural changes to the proposals.
In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.
This briefing outlines the reforms introduced by the EU General Data Protection Directive (GDPR) to individual rights, and summarises the governance and accountability mechanisms that underpin the new regime, and with which local authorities must comply.