This briefing summarises evidence about how the pandemic has influenced children and young people’s mental health to help to inform local service development plans to ensure the best outcomes for children and young people in both the short and longer term.
In the last few months, some seaside towns have been struggling to cope with an unexpected influx of visitors, while others saw tourism revenue fall. But what are their long term prospects? We look here at the steps councils are already taking to ensure coastal areas have a brighter future.
We must have clarity now on the elections scheduled for May 2021. We have already missed opportunities to fund and prepare for covid-safe elections. Dithering damages democracy.
Swift Read: Are mobile masts the size of Nelson’s Column about to appear across the English countryside?
The government is proposing changes in a new technical consultation to allow taller and wider mobile phone masts to be built to speed up the rollout of 5G and improve connectivity in rural areas – often without planning approval.
2020 was LGIU Scotland’s biggest year for content yet. Here we bring you a round up of some of what we produced during the year and look at what we have planned for the coming year.
This primer is designed to provide newly-elected councillors with a short, non-technical introduction to the main features of local government finance in England, but should also be useful to others new to local government or wanting to find out more about finance.
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill is now at the Committee Stage. It is a hugely significant but also contentious bill. We summarise its key provisions and look at some of the responses to it from interested organisations.
From the end of the transition period (31 December 2020), the current EU regulatory framework for cross border family law cases is likely to cease as the UK will need to rely on international conventions rather than EU law. This affects children of EU citizens in the UK (and children of UK citizens in EU…
A review of help to buy published by the NAO notes that, by 2023, the government will have invested up to £29 billion in the scheme, making it the most expensive government housing initiative. It will have potentially supported about 462,000 property purchases. But does it represent value for money?
This briefing shares the experiences from local institutions in the Spanish town of Benifaió, which has wrestled with uncertainty and pressure over the pandemic. They represent a mixed picture, in which the potential for local innovations and reforms coexist with high levels of fatigue and frustration experienced by local officials.