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Oireachtas report: November 2021

The next instalment in our series of briefings which offer a monthly overview of local government-related legislative affairs in the Oireachtas. In particular, this month’s briefing covers the new planning and sustainable development regime for Ireland.

Ireland
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Energy efficient housing: social landlords cutting carbon on the road to net zero

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.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Who really pays for open space and affordable housing contributions?

In this briefing, Gerard Lind explores how open space and affordable housing contributions work and who really pays – spoiler alert, it’s not simply passed on to homebuyers as many in the housing and development industry would have you believe.

Australia
Members

Ten-year vision to improve adult social care

This policy briefing summarises and comments on the key elements in the UK Government’s ten-year vision for adult social care, recently laid out in the adult social care reform white paper.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Rural creative industries

This briefing sets out how policymakers and local councils in countryside areas can better understand and support their rural creative economies.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland
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Environmental Land Management and the agricultural transition: select committee report

This briefing deals with a report published in October 2021 by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee (the Committee) on its inquiry into the agricultural transition in England and Environmental Land Management (ELM). The transition represents the most significant changes to English agriculture in decades.

England & Wales
Members

Parliamentary update November 2021

The purpose of this briefing is to provide an update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales