The Expenditure Report for Budget 2020 sets out the Irish Government’s voted expenditure allocations and measures for 2020.
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 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.
This briefing reports on key developments on HS2 since July 2019, focusing particularly on the National Audit Office report published in January 2020, the Oakervee Review published in February 2020 and the UK Government’s decision to go ahead with the project.
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…
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
‘Whole place community budgets’ have been lauded by the coalition government as a flagship policy to put major principles of localism, ‘customer first’ service integration, public services reform, and deficit reduction into practice. They also tend to be supported enthusiastically by local government in both community leadership and local results delivery roles. This briefing looks…