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Supporting disabled people into work and out of poverty

This case study briefing highlights the link between disability and poverty. It considers the policy response of both the UK government and the Scottish government, as well as the role of local government, in tackling the challenges of addressing this correlation and improving the livelihoods of disabled citizens. 

England & Wales, Scotland With case study
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Barriers to infill housing supply

This briefing looks at the benefits of infill over greenfield development and explores the commonly held misconceptions and barriers to seeing a significant shift towards infill housing in Greater Melbourne.

Australia

Islands in the downstream – governance in the Scottish islands

In this article, Adele Lidderdale, PhD Researcher from the Institute for Northern Studies, UHI in Orkney, provides an update on her PhD research into island governance systems and the implications this holds for local government. This research is part of the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre.

Scotland With case study

Celebrating the first local council clerk week in England and Wales

The Society of Local Council Clerks has launched the ‘Local Council Clerk Week’ – the first celebration of its kind in England and Wales. In this article, they highlight why it’s important to raise the profile of local council clerks and recognise the wide-ranging and critical work they carry out for their communities.

England & Wales

All things Ireland: don’t miss resources in July

July 2023:  we keep you up to date with everything that matters to local government. Find out what you might have missed from LGIU in the last four weeks, including the launch of our annual Cllr Awards Global Local showcase.

Ireland

The council and the car

Local government is often responsible for the last mile and the first. This collection of LGIU resources looks at how councils can manage our relationship with the car and its possible alternatives.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland
Members

Scottish Bulletin Issue 3, 2023

These bulletins provide an update on the progress of legislation currently in Holyrood that is of relevance to local authorities in Scotland. In addition, it highlights key devolved matters, open consultations and third party reports.

Scotland
Members

The Irish local government system and the role of the councillor

In this briefing, Tommy Moylan, Director of the Association of Irish Local Government (AILG), examines the AILG and addresses the need for a strong democratic local government system, one which is vital to promote the welfare and good governance of the people of Ireland.

Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland With case study
Members

Community Land Trusts: A new fix for the housing crisis

This is the second in a two-part series looking at the state of Australia’s housing and housing affordability. This briefing introduces Community Land Trusts (CLTs) as a potential, viable long-term solution to the housing crisis – one that deals very directly with the issue of land and that local governments are well-placed to deliver on.

Australia With case study
Members

Health, public health and adult social care round-up: June 2023

The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policies, 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.

England & Wales, Scotland