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 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.
This Briefing explores how Australian public libraries have responded to the Covid-19 lockdown by reinventing the services they provide.
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.
The Irish Government has just published a comprehensive plan to address the many challenging characteristics arising from the impact of climate change. This briefing covers what is outlined in the Plan and the role of local government in particular in tackling climate change.
The HS2 Bill is about to get its third reading in The Commons. We look here at the final report from the HS2 Hybrid Bill Select Committee, the next steps for the Bill, and an overview of progress towards an east-west high speed rail link (HS3).
International studies show a global decline in democracy since 2006. The current spread of ‘states of emergency’ in democratic and non-democratic countries runs a risk of eroding civil liberties even far beyond the end of the crisis. The pandemic is triggering discussions about permanent surveillance measures, the recentralisation of policies, and exceptional rules – even…
How will the local roles and impacts of universities change post-Covid-19? And what are the implications for local authorities and local leadership teams?