Data privacy is a complex and contested issue, often obscured in jargon and compounded by a presence in and out of the media spotlight. This briefing summarises the findings of a Carnegie UK Trust report on online data privacy.
Although everyone is affected by Covid-19, women’s experiences of the pandemic and lockdown can be significantly different to men’s. Policy makers at national and local level need to listen to women and ensure that policies meet their specific challenges, or the pandemic may exacerbate existing gender inequalities.
The following briefing provides an overview of current conditions in Ireland and the phases which hopefully will see Ireland move towards some sort of normality, whatever that will mean, for the foreseeable future.
September’s housing and planning round-up includes government announcements, latest statistics, major reports and ongoing consultations. This month’s ‘big issue’ is shared ownership, looking at proposals to allow households in England to buy a property in smaller increments.
The UK spends £290 billion on public procurement every year, making it an important tool in achieving national and local policy priorities such as promoting economic development. The UK government has published a green paper on reforming procurement rules, with the aim of improving quality, transparency and value for money.
Making new and existing housing energy efficient is a massive task that requires innovative solutions. But what is the best way? Can homes be made plastic-free, and can solar power be managed better so that it costs less? Our new briefing reveals how some social landlords are facing up to the challenge.
Major planning changes, including the use of an algorithm to determine local housing need, have provoked anger in England. Planning reform is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, which also reports on homelessness, evictions, fire safety and permitted development.
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…
Following our Seminar on combatting loneliness through joint working with GP’s and the development of social prescriptions we are following this up with an online seminar that looks at placed based service delivery as a model for joined up working between agencies and the community and the role of local authorities in developing this.
This briefing paper recounts the emergence and initial development of one smart village, namely Corca Dhuibhne in the Kerry Gaeltacht, suggesting that technological investments need to be accompanied by capacity-building and the involvement of community-level stakeholders.