This briefing covers the ‘Partnerships for People and Place’ programme, announced in July 2021, and the guidance provided for local authorities, in the light of recent interest in place-based policymaking and the levelling up agenda in England.
The Victorian Auditor-General recently presented his 2019-20 audit report to Parliament. This briefing focusses on the results, with a particular focus on the sector’s financial performance, position, and financial sustainability in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
It is well known that Covid-19 has affected individuals and groups very differently. Two reports published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation examine what has happened to low income families and insecure workers.
This briefing deals with the IFS 2019 Green Budget which the IFS normally publishes about a month before the Government’s annual Budget; the 2019 Green Budget was published on 8 October 2019, six days before the announcement on 14 October of a 2019 Budget for 6 November, which has since been postponed. This briefing will…
Special Report on Covid-19 in Northern Ireland and its impact on structures of Government one year on
As Ireland passes the one year anniversary of the first reported Covid-19 cases, it is perhaps an appropriate time to reflect on the changes the pandemic has wrought on government systems in the last 12 months – this time looking at Northern Ireland.
The December 2020 roundup of recent local government relevant reports and publications from leading think tanks in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
Summary • In July 2013, the Government published the Action for Roads Command Paper, setting out a series of proposals for roads policy to 2021, including the development of a Roads Investment Strategy (RIS) and a proposal to turn the Highways Agency into a government-owned company. • The Department for Transport (DfT) consulted on its…
National Reconciliation Week is a time forAustralians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how we can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia. Here, Dr Ed Wensing looks at the history of NRW and how local governments are engaging with their communities to acknowledge this important milestone.
Getting communications right during the pandemic has been sometimes difficult for central government. Local government has had a better record. What has been working well and what principles can underpin effectiveness?