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Oireachtas report: May 2022

This briefing looks over the months affairs in the Oireachtas, Ireland’s Parliament, in May 2022.


COSLA 2022 Presidency and its key role

The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) will choose its new leadership team including the President on June 17th. COSLA President is a key role in Scottish public life and never more so than right now. The office is multifaceted due to its recent history, as this blog explains in detail.

Scotland Blog Post

Health, public health, and social care round-up: May 2022

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.

England & Wales, Scotland

Strategies to reduce flood impact: the role for local government

This briefing discusses current obstacles for local governments in realising the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030′s priorities and highlights some ways to overcome these obstacles to build resilient communities.


MacAlister review of children’s social care – final report

The UK Government commissioned for England an independent review of children’s social care in 2021. This “once in a lifetime” review, led by Josh MacAlister, has now been published and key points are set out in this briefing.

England & Wales

Creating connections: Stirling’s regional digital hubs

Digital connectivity is an increasingly important issue across the world. In this interview, we speak to Steve McDonald, service manager for economic growth culture, tourism and events at Stirling Council, about the Council’s innovative Regional Digital Hubs project.

Global, Scotland Blog Post With case study

Micro-mobility – creating a workable transport alternative

Providing a rough analysis and commentary on three recent or ongoing shared transport schemes in Melbourne, Victoria and Newcastle, New South Wales, this briefing demonstrates how elements of scheme design must be blended effectively to create a workable transport alternative.

Australia, Global
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Global Local Think Tank Review: May 2022

Your monthly review of the latest local government research and policy from leading think tanks around the world. This month’s edition focuses on recent elections in Europe, as well as the housing crisis in Australia. It also includes reports covering governance, municipal finance, healthcare, and infrastructure.