This briefing examines the potential impact of a shift to online retail and working from home on activity centres, with a focus on land use planning implications. It is the second in two part series, the first of which looked at the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown on vulnerable workers in Australia.
2018 was a tough year for retailers, with household names going into administration or announcing major restructuring and store closures. The HCLG committee concludes they are on the brink, yet with the right strategic leadership they can thrive in the future. Local authorities should be at the heart of this.
The news publishing industry has been losing readers and advertising revenue for much of the last decade. This contraction, resulting mainly from technological change and the way people consume news, is not just of concern to the journalists that it employs. It also has major implications for local democracy.
'- This is the first in a series of briefings on the policy development being undertaken by the main political parties ahead of the 2015 General Election. - The Labour Party is conducting a wide ranging policy review under the banner of ‘Agenda 2015’ which will feed into the development of their Manifesto for the…
The devolution bill has had its second reading. We set out here an overview of the Bill and the key issues from the debate – around governance and non metro areas, financing, accountability, functions, engagement, and Secretary of State powers.
How can local authorities work effectively with the community and voluntary sector? We look here at recent case studies and set out the policy context within which this relationship develops.
This briefing provides a review of the ‘Health in All Policies’ approach, which has been identified as one way for local government to improve health outcomes at the local level.
This briefing considers what wider insights other projects can draw from the Somers Town urban regeneration project, located between Euston and St Pancras stations in London, England. We look at how the scheme has adapted to changing circumstances since its inception, how it was managed and what community benefits it supports.
This briefing will look at why it is essential for local governments to aid the transition to digitalised platforms, and how this can be done through infrastructure and operational activity changes. It also looks at the trends in library service delivery.
The Scottish Affairs House of Commons select committee has not been without controversy in Scotland. The new committee has said it will regularly visit and take evidence across Scotland and involve grassroots organisations. This briefing covers its first report into how it intends to work and potential inquiry issues.