The Big Climate Conversation in Scotland is one of a number of initiatives aimed at engaging the public on the issue of climate change. This briefing examines the outcomes of the initiative, drawing on case studies from across the UK and Europe to suggest how local government can stimulate and support climate action.
The Conservative manifesto made a number of commitments related to transport, particularly on significant investment in new infrastructure. How have these commitments been taken forward since the election and what are the prospects for transport after the autumn spending review?
The briefing focuses on case studies of two councils in Victoria, Australia, to better understand how local governments are, and can, respond to and leading change in response to global warming. The results are applicable across Australia – and indeed globally – for anyone interested in building a local government response to mitigating climate change…
Now, in the recovery phase, there is an opportunity to seek out alternative approaches to local economic development that prioritise the needs and wants of local people and communities over that of external shareholder profit. This briefing will be of interest to local authorities who want to take action to address the external leakage of…
The Expenditure Report for Budget 2020 sets out the Irish Government’s voted expenditure allocations and measures for 2020.
The third session of the LGiU’s Civil Society Innovation Network took place on 23 February, at the Department for Communities and Local Government, to discuss the challenges and implications of the Localism Act. The Network heard from: DCLG discussed the Community Rights Eden District Council talked about their work as part of the Big…
There has been less focus on towns as ‘engines of growth’ for the national economy, yet millions of people live, work, shop and socialise in towns. This briefing provides an overview of research and approaches used by governments to support towns in the UK and Ireland.
This briefing will explore the national policy framework (‘Healthy Ireland’), and how it will facilitate greater connection and linkage of all the various health strategies and plans at the local level.
This briefing looks at the UKEAG report on Sustainable Health Equity, a timely and much-welcomed piece of work. It builds an extremely strong case for embedding concerns for public health and wellbeing at the centre of climate change decision-making
An overview of recent ONS statistical releases on population, housing, labour market, household income, electoral registration, and internet users - together with a discussion on how to ensure LAs are keeping abreast of statistics and using them in their place-shaping and community leadership roles.