LGIU Associate Amanda Jones reflects on her personal experience of loneliness as a person in their twenties during the pandemic and outlines how employers can ensure their employees are supported and how individuals can best maintain their own wellbeing during this time.
Kathie Pollard, Scottish Land Commission Policy Officer, writes for LGiU on the issue of vacant and derelict land, outlining a framework created by the Commission that enables policymakers to better incorporate considerations for the harm caused by long-term vacancy and dereliction into their policy decisions.
The creation of poverty and inequality commissions is one method deployed to address rising levels of poverty in the UK and build a more inclusive model of governance. The following briefing will examine both the national Poverty and Inequality Commission and a number of smaller city-based commissions across the UK, in an effort to explore…
There are lots of innovative projects going on across Scotland, and many are recognised by the COSLA Excellence Awards. Here we look at the winners and runners up from the 2018 awards to showcase what we can learn here in Ireland.
This briefing explores how fighting rural depopulation requires an understanding of the root causes in a deep and systematic way, that solutions will require more than earmarked investments and industrial deals, and both rural and urban local authorities can benefit from exploring partnerships.
LGiU, in partnership with Spacehive, have released a practical guide designed to help officers and councillors unpick the different types of crowdfunding, their uses within and outside local government, and contains practical tips for those who wish to give crowdfunding a try.
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) published its report: ‘Who’s accountable? Relationships between Government and arm’s-length bodies’ on 10 November 2014. This briefing gives an overview of the conclusions and recommendations of the report. This briefing will be of interest to elected members and a broad spectrum of officers, in particular those leading on civil…
Government plans for plans for developing the secondary school curriculum and implementing school level accountable measures were announced recently. This briefing looks at the plans.
...health. I recently had a meeting with Paul Burstow, who used to be an MP and the care minister, but now works in the field of mental health. They’re about...
This is the eleventh instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Joint Local Authority Initiative category, Cavan County Council and Monaghan County Council’s Cavan Monaghan Science Festival.