Mayo County Council has been to the forefront of diaspora development and engagement for many years, and the Council has for some years been seeking ways to magnify the human capital and financial resources that emigrants, and their descendants contribute. In doing so, they are a world-leading exemplar of how a local authority can bring…
In this briefing Mayo County Council highlights a year of progress, demonstrating the importance of the Council to the people, visitors and investors of County Mayo, in Ireland and across its widespread diaspora. As councils globally struggle with both common and individual challenges to improving their local areas, the work of one of Ireland’s most successful…
In this briefing, we speculate on what we might expect from the forthcoming programme, Housing for All, regarding the social housing investment programme. With pressure building to increase the supply of social housing in Ireland, we look at the recent Summary of Social Housing Assessment 2020 to review the information it provides.
This programme is an innovative way to equip your cohort of Managers (from Team Leader to Service Manager level) with a thorough but concise overview of the knowledge, and skills needed as a foundation for the role. It concentrates on six fundamental principles which form the foundation for good management practice in Local Government.
A Commission chaired by Lord (Bob) Kerslake has made wide-ranging recommendations on how to reduce homelessness in England and end rough sleeping. But how much notice is the Government likely to take and will it produce the desired results? This briefing looks at the commission’s report in detail and flags up its main proposals.
When reflecting on how the world has grappled with Covid-19, Sweden stands out as taking a different approach from the start, keeping its society and borders open. What exactly is the ‘Swedish Model’, how has it evolved over time and what role has local government played?
The number of councils with arm’s length management organisations (ALMOs) is getting smaller each year. Just under 30 ALMOs remain, many helping to build homes and deliver services such as homelessness. Why do some councils in England retain ALMOs whilst others are reverting to direct management or other models?
At the end of June 2020, over 900,000 businesses across Australia were receiving income support from JobKeeper. This briefing explores what might happen to small businesses when JobKeeper ends, and what local governments could do to stimulate their local economies.
More than 33,000 rough sleepers were offered places in hotel and other emergency accommodation between March and November last year. What does the successful ‘Everyone In’ scheme demonstrate about the scale of the homelessness problem in England and whether the government is any closer to a long-term solution?
This briefing is focussed on guidelines fromthe new Local Council Lending Framework, which provide an outline of the key steps, milestones, and criteria for Victorian local governments to successfully access loans from TCV, and how councils can make best use of this new low-cost funding source.