We’re continuing our popular summaries of some of the winning programmes, with another batch of Irish good Local government practice updates. Given the many similarities between Ireland and Scotland, they’ll make useful reading for anybody working in Scottish local government.
Established in 2013 as part of Ireland’s national music education programme, MGOW has created a range of musician-led programmes that target children and young people. As MGOW’s lead partner, the project saw Offaly County Council receive an award at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government awards in November 2020.
This briefing covers a report published by an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in July 2019 on Universal Credit (UC). The report makes a large number of recommendations for reform and its conclusions are consistent with a range of expert opinion.
LGiU Scotland teamed up with NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Public Health Network to hold a workshop on the connections that exist between housing and health. This briefing summarises the things we learned and the discussions that were had.
...schools, with the primary schools minimum then rising to £4,000 in 2021-22; Increase in high-needs funding for schools of more than £700 million in 2020-21; £400 million investment in Further...
This briefing discusses the sustainability of rural housing in Ireland in the context of ‘one-off’ housing, the National Planning Framework, regional strategies, the impact of the Flemish Decree Case and other legal, economic and political issues.
How transparent has the government been in presenting statistics to the media and general public during the pandemic: has data sometimes been used to present a distorted picture? A select committee report calls for major improvements in data transparency and in the way it is shared with local authorities.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care. It is intended to be a digested read and provides links to the source documentation of major reports for further consideration.
This briefing looks towards the challenge of increasing housing output without attempting to predict what is likely to be achieved – which would have been a hazardous enterprise even without the new uncertainties of Covid-19 – but rather to put the scale of that task into perspective by reference to the extent of progress that…
The UK Government has set out its intentions of developing the further education sector in the coming year. This briefing looks at recent publications and government statements.