The Lyons Housing Review, commissioned by the Leader of the Labour Party, Ed Miliband, was published in October 2014, and is a wide-ranging inquiry into the current and ongoing housing shortage. The review brings highlights proposals on how best to tackle the housing shortage in the prevailing economic climate. This briefing will be of particular…
Councils face unprecedented challenges. This briefing looks ahead at the big issues and at specific services - what will local government look like by the end of this Parliament?
The Education Policy Institute [EPI] has recently been analysing the evidence on how young people’s use of social media sites, such as Instagram and Snapchat, affect their well-being, writes Emily Frith, Director of Mental Health and Prisoner Education at EPI.
The Education Policy Institute has recently been analysing the evidence on how young people's use of social media sites, such as Instagram and Snapchat, affect their well-being, writes Emily Frith.
UK Digital Champion Martha Lane Fox explores how closing the digital divide will increase civic participation and explains the vital role local government must play in ensuring we achieve a networked nation.
Evictions and rent arrears is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with fears raised over the future for private renters with large arrears once eviction bans end. Other topics include right to buy, energy efficiency, overcrowding, permitted development and 20-minute neighbourhoods.
Trends in retail, such as the shift to online and the rise in ‘experience retail’, have had major implications for the role and overall economic health of traditional retail centres and high streets across Australia. While the impacts of the Covid-19 shutdown are yet to be fully understood, social distancing and lockdowns have had a…
In September the UK Government launched the new UK National Data Strategy to build a ‘world-leading’ data economy and support the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The closing date for responses to its consultation to shape the principles of the strategy is 2 December 2020.
To mark the fact that that the 2012 LGiU and CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards are now open for nominations, we will be posting a series of pieces in the blog that provide a bit more information about each of the categories in this year’s Awards. As this very endeavour goes to show, blogs and other…
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.