Talgildu Føroyar is a digital platform aimed at improving the efficiency of public services and modernising welfare systems in the Faroe Islands. The platform provides us with lessons for the digitalisation of local government services, making for a relevant briefing for officers and members reviewing council services in the context of an increasingly digital environment.
In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.
This briefing continues the series analysing local governments across the world by offering an insight into the local government system in Germany. Many of the nation’s cultural, societal and political differences are related to the division of government power across local and state-level administrations. This briefing explains how Germany’s current constitution came into effect and…
Recent major floods across areas of NSW and Queensland have again shown the exposure of Australians to natural hazards and disasters, along with the resilience of local communities. This briefing contains resources from the BNHCRC regarding flood responses.
What have been the main effects of the pandemic on cities and how will they respond in the longer term to the impact of Covid-19 on their economies, environment and communities? We look at how cities have coped and are adapting as we head into recovery.
Local people are set to be given new powers to force councils and other public bodies to sell them unused land and assets as part of a new ‘Right to Regenerate’. This briefing sets out the proposals and the early mixed responses to them.
This briefing shows how a structured approach to strategic risk management can help leaders to develop their post-pandemic strategies, plans and activities, by using a risk ‘lens’ to compliment objective-based approaches.
Using the latest data from the UK government and others, this briefing explores the ethnic disparities existing in educational outcomes, from early years to higher education taking in schools, further education and post-education destinations.
This briefing examines the case of Ireland and how, as one of the first Age Friendly Countries, according to the World Health Organisation, it is approaching the delivery of age-appropriate homes for its increasingly older population. This briefing will be of interest to housing personnel and, particularly so, to those charged with the long-term planning…
Following the success of the pilot, the What Works Community launches officially today; a programme helping local authorities improve their use of evidence and data to achieve results in tackling homelessness. Dr Ligia Teixeira, Chief Executive of the Centre for Homelessness Impact, tells us about their work so far – and how your council can…