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The UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

The UK government’s Clean Growth Strategy will form part of the forthcoming industrial strategy, and shows how the government will work towards meeting the fifth carbon budget. This briefing summarises and comments on the strategy and sets out some of the key proposals by sector, including local government.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Electoral Fraud – what next?

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.

England & Wales
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High streets and town centres in 2030

2018 was a tough year for retailers, with household names going into administration or announcing major restructuring and store closures. The HCLG committee concludes they are on the brink, yet with the right strategic leadership they can thrive in the future. Local authorities should be at the heart of this.

England & Wales
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Local growth agendas 2016-20

The agendas for local authority leadership and management of local growth are extensive and increasingly important. This briefing explores the depth and breadth of work needed in the light of Spending Review 2015 and accompanying policies.

England & Wales
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The New Ethical Regime for Northern Ireland’s Councillors

Summary The reorganisation of Northern Ireland’s councils in 2015 was heralded as the beginning of a process that would see the transfer of greater powers to the sector over the coming years. However, given the turbulent history of politics in that part of the world, there was a clear need for governance and ethics arrangements…

Ireland
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Election time 2019: issues for local authorities

This election briefing covers some essential issues for local authorities during the pre-election period, including the implications of the publicity code and illustrates how councils are able to use it to tackle discriminatory election campaigns provided they act objectively.

England & Wales

Local government finance – the Core Cities’ perspective

In October, LGiU hosted a roundtable event at Nottingham City Council in conjunction with Core Cities. The roundtable was attended by Chief Finance Officers and was held as part of LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce, a major project to elevate the profile of the funding crisis in local government and to present sector-led solutions for the future.…

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