The TTIP remains contentious. What stage have the negotiations reached? How are the debates going on transparency and protection of public services? What is the response across EU local government to TTIP? This briefing updates members on what has been happening across the EU.
Ella Henry writes for us about the uncertainty and disruption that the past year has brought to the lives of young people – there are worries for the future of course, but also some optimism and a real desire among the Gen-Zs to drive change.
This briefing looks at the financing of the devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales and at the developing picture as the Scotland Bill goes through the UK Parliament.
...a bit disappointing. The usually excellent MJ reports that “almost three-quarters of councils are planning to hike up service fees“. But the polling in fact said that that only “30...
The IPPR report “Better Rates” looks ahead to the introduction of 100 per cent business rates retention, modelling potential outcomes for the policy, and identifies a weakness. This briefing summarises the report and looks at possible scenarios for this radical change.
David Cameron’s speech was a mix of the old, the new, the borrowed and (fairly obviously) the blue. First, the old. Large chunks of the speech were real meat and...
The mission title ‘Housing for All’ leads into the section on housing policy in the new Programme for Government. It is highly aspirational, though short on detail and giving little away regarding cost. This briefing provides an initial overview of highlights and the overall direction of policy.
This briefing is one of our series of briefings on a sense of place. It considers what sense of place and identity mean in relation to regeneration and how retaining and building on sense of place can ensure the sustainability of projects.
LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows blogs about her cycling trip to the Netherlands recently, and what she saw and learned there.
This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report brings together much of their poverty research and policy development over the past four years. There are a large number of recommendations for poverty alleviation, spanning across housing, the costs of essentials, labour markets and wages, education and skills, family support and elderly care.