Whilst the Christmas Eve 2020 Trade and Cooperation Agreement outlines trade in goods and services arrangements with the EU, how this will impact on specific nations, regions, cities and districts needs to be investigated further and local policies determined accordingly. This briefing considers how that might be done.
On Sunday 14 June 2020 negotiating teams from Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and the Greens reached agreement on a Programme for Government. Ciarán Doherty, LGIU Associate, outlines the agreement reached on the Programme for Government.
On 5 July 2016, the Government published a consultation “Self-sufficient local government: 100% business rates retention”. This briefing is the second of two on the main paper of this consultation, covering roughly the second half of the document, from page 28. The consultation runs until Monday 26 September.
“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.
While waste management and recycling practices have largely been the domain of local government, they are increasingly of interest to state/territory, national and international bodies. This briefing provides a brief outline of initiatives in each State and Territory, along with specific issues and new directions of relevance to local governments.
The draft revised guidance clarifies LA statutory duties on home to school transport responding to concerns that some policies contain unlawful elements or are unclear and difficult to understand. Consultation closes 31 October 2019. The briefing also surveys the current state of provision.
Taking part in community sport is a great leisure activity but also boosts health and wellbeing and has wider social and economic benefits. What will the policies of the new government mean for local sport and how can councils play a full role?
With the Government’s latest figures showing a decline in the number of people participating in sport and a new sports strategy on the horizon, local authorities are under pressure to find new ways of delivering community sport and keeping facilities open, as this briefing explores.
The DfE is consulting until 29 September on Changes to the school admissions code. Launched on 22 July 2014, the proposals include two changes of substance and a number of minor amendments designed to improve the clarity of the document without altering its intended effect. The significant changes are: • To allow schools to give…
The introduction of the new council tax support scheme (replacing council tax benefit) in April 2013 is a hugely significant reform. The new scheme has been brought in at the same time as a ten per cent cut in the funding available for support for council tax. This briefing summarises and comments on findings from…