Catch up in what has been an extremely busy month with the latest policy announcements, responses from the sector and research and publications in our latest health, public health and social care round-up.
On 29 March 2021, the Irish Government launched an ambitious and wide-ranging rural development policy. This briefing paper provides an overview of the policy’s main features and provisions, and it notes the influence, throughout, of a more optimistic paradigm.
This briefing examines the background and context of the framework and the future role of certain local authorities in the marine development consent process when the Marine Area Planning Bill becomes law.
‘A National Mission with Local Impact’: Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan for Scotland 2021-22 to 2025-26
The Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan for Scotland details around £24 billion of major projects and large programmes, including a number of investments where tangible local socio-economic and environmental benefits are recognisable, which will be discussed in this Swift Read. This brief provides an outline to local authorities on what upcoming infrastructure investment may mean for…
This report, produced by Nesta and Creative England, on the geography of the creative industries in the UK identifies clusters of creative industries across the UK and provides an insight into how they operate.
In local government we often discuss the role of heritage in encouraging tourism and bolstering the local economy but we less frequently consider its role in helping to shape a place and strengthen its identity and the sense of place of its residents.
The House of Commons Scottish Affairs select committee has published its report on creative industries in Scotland. We cover its key findings and recommendations.
In local government we often discuss the role of heritage in encouraging tourism and bolstering the local economy, but we less frequently consider its role in helping to shape a place and to strengthen the sense of place of its residents. This is what this briefing attempts to do.
'- This briefing takes as its starting point a range of key statistics to review progress made on a number of housing issues including housing supply, homelessness and housing sales. - There is evidence that the housing market is gaining more confidence with fewer mortgage arrears, and repossessions and increased mortgage lending including to first…
This briefing reflects on the different models of direct election that have been proposed over the past 20 years and the steps leading up to the current Limerick departure which was approved by plebiscite in 2019 but rejected by the voters of Cork and Waterford.