Given the scale of Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023, the LGIU team will produce a series of ‘’bite-size’’ briefings examining the critical components of the Bill and reflecting on those as they will impact the role of local government. This briefing is the first in this series.
New JRF research has found that 3.8 million people in the UK are destitute, including 1 million children. Destitution has risen sharply over recent years, despite government action to boost incomes during the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. This briefing looks at these alarming findings and potential policy implications.
This article summarises the findings of the recently-released Local Government NSW survey of cost shifting between levels of government. While the specific details relate to NSW, the issues raised will likely be familiar to members in other jurisdictions.
This is the latest briefing in our series dealing with the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC) reports. In this briefing, we will briefly examine the 2022 Local Authority Performance Indicator Report, which was published in September 2023 and was NOAC’s 58th report.
This Q&A with Barry Winchester from the UK charity Friends, Families and Travellers discusses their latest report reviewing the available site provisions for the needs of Gypsy and Traveller people. It is a must-read, as the findings have significant implications and lessons for local government.
This briefing covers ‘Living at the sharp end of socio-economic inequality: everyday experiences of poverty and social security receipt’, published in February 2023 as part of the ongoing IFS Deaton Inequality Review.
Does ‘trickle out’ work? Centre for Cities research on the relationships between city centres and surrounding areas
Cities and towns are sometimes pitted against each other in economic policy and political discourse. Two new reports from the Centre for Cities shed light on whether the economic prosperity of cities ‘trickles out’ to surrounding towns, or whether it stays within cities with little benefit to wider areas.
This briefing examines the performance of the board in 2022 as set out in the Annual Report and elsewhere, and will be of interest to elected members and staff of local authorities.
This briefing covers ‘How families matter for understanding economic equality’, published in May 2023, as part of the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality.
This briefing summarises Working Future: The Australian Government’s White Paper on Jobs and Opportunities key messages and its roadmap to achieving sustained and inclusive full employment for all Australians.