Charge! Latest planning shake-up to see electric car chargepoints become compulsory in new buildings
The government is considering another shake-up of planning regulations with electric car charging points set to become compulsory in new-build homes and other buildings. What changes to current building regulations does the consultation propose, and how far will the changes contribute towards meeting the target of the UK achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by…
'- In late May 2013 NHS England announced the establishment and licensing of fifteen Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) for a five year period. - AHSNs are established to catalyse the identification, adoption and spread of innovation throughout the NHS, but also, for the first time in a NHS body, are explicitly asked to contribute…
This Briefing explores how Australian public libraries have responded to the Covid-19 lockdown by reinventing the services they provide.
This recap provides some summer reading for Australian local government officials and staff that are interested in housing and planning matters and provides links to the original briefings for those interested in more detail. This is just a small window into the breadth of content available in the LGiU briefings catalogue.
As the effects of climate change become better recognised, more attention is being focused towards the issue of food impacts on climate change. This briefing will make recommendations on the ways in which local government can address issues of health and climate change through diet.
The Cabinet Office response to Eric Pickles’ review of electoral fraud, initiated after the election court judgement in Tower Hamlets, was published in late December 2016. The Electoral Commission published its analysis earlier in the autumn. This briefing summarises and comments on the response.
This briefing is intended as a route map through the main sources of information on the Covid-19 epidemic, which provide the data required to assess progress towards the UK government’s tests for easing lockdown.
Before the local elections on 2 May over 30 councils are in “No Overall Control”. After the results were in there was much more grey on the map. LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler looks at what that means in practice. Council control maps show red for Labour run councils, yellow for Liberal Democrat, Blue for Conservatives and…
Ireland’s status as the first ‘Age Friendly’ country is indicative of the commitment that exists in all partners, as led by the local government sector. Covid-19 is a virus that disproportionately affects older people, so Age Friendly structures are key to providing an effective response, as explored in this briefing.