his is the second in a series of briefings on the policy development being carried out by the main Westminster political parties ahead of the 2015 General Election. It provides a ‘snap shot’ of where the Liberal Democrats have got to, focusing on issues which directly affect local government. So far they have addressed a…
This briefing examines the Business and Planning Act 2020, which contains a range of temporary measures intended to support the economy to recover from the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, enabling businesses including bars, pubs and restaurants and construction firms to reopen while adhering to public health guidelines. They impact upon local authorities’ responsibilities…
This briefing details the main announcements relevant to local government from the 2012 budget: * It covers everything from new money for local development through to the proposals for Tax Increment Finance 2 (TIF2). *It provides an overview of the government’s tax policy as well as economic and budget forecasts. *It will be relevant for…
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report deals with the criteria for deciding whether public sector projects are suitable to be run by the private sector, the success of PFI, and how the market is shaped and managed for the private delivery of public sector projects and services.
This briefing looks at the reasons the 5 A Day campaign has failed to improve people’s eating habits, and how barriers to change could be removed. It is likely to be useful to those with an interest in public health or behaviour change.
How has the UK economy developed since the EU referendum, and how does this compare with what was said before the referendum? Economic considerations are not the only issue in the brexit debate, but the economic implications of brexit are likely to be profound and need to be clearly understood.
Shared services are now an established feature of local government. We consider here many of the issues facing councils and how they have been tackled by specific councils, and ask whether shared service arrangements and partnerships increase the likelihood of full mergers
The first hundred days is a significant milestone in a new government’s journey. Have they been implementing manifesto commitments, what has been dropped or amended, what’s new? What is the impact and what does it tell us about what the political weather may hold for the next 1725 days?
LGiU Ireland are kicking off 2019 with a new series of monthly briefings on local government activities. First up, we’re looking at at Clare County Council, drawing from the December edition of their Chief Executive’s Monthly Report and sharing some good practices and innovative initiatives.
Are you making the most of your land and property assets? This briefing gives an update of the One Public Estate Programme and considers the opportunities to use assets to drive growth, increase employment and to stimulate new housing as well as capitalising on the cash value.