The Irish government finally published its housing programme for the next ten years, ‘Housing for All’, on 3rd September to a predictable chorus of mainly negative commentary. However, given the steady stream of prior announcements, many are also asking ‘what is new?’
In this briefing, Bethanie Finney – economist with SGS Economics and Planning – looks at what the latest data tells us about the potential short- and medium-term impacts of COVID-19 on local economies, amid global uncertainty
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evictions dominate the news again with a ban having ended in England and bans about to end in the rest of the UK. This month’s housing and planning round-up also covers the latest on homelessness, planning reform, material shortages for housebuilding, and human rights.
‘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 is the first of a new series of updates on UK parliamentary legislation of interest to local government. It looks back over the previous month, updating the progress of each piece of legislation and includes a summary of developments and what stakeholders have commented about the Bill.