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How to engage with Indigenous peoples on planning and why it matters

This briefing focuses on why planning matters to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and provides guidance on how to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, especially in the context of land use policy and planning as well as in forthcoming treaty negotiations.

Australia
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LGIU guide for new councillors

Becoming a councillor is an exciting time but can also be daunting. This short guide provides information and advice for our new councillor members to help navigate through the initial period in this critical role.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Elections issues for English local authorities 2024

This election briefing covers some essential issues for local authorities during the pre-election period. This includes the publicity code, tackling discriminatory election campaigns, using data during campaigning and the position of elected members who are also campaigning for re-election.

England & Wales
Members

Getting the best from your workforce: An introduction to recruitment and retention

The public sector is facing challenges with recruitment and retention of staff. This briefing answers some of the most FAQs around recruitment and retention processes to help readers determine where to focus their efforts internally while wrestling with these workforce challenges.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members

New funding model for housing supports

The latest in our series on local government financial management. Examining aspects like the Capital Advanced Leasing Facility (CALF) funding mechanism, key reform recommendations from their recent review, and the impact of the expanding Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.

Ireland
Members

Ireland’s Planning and Development Bill 2023

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.

Ireland
Members

How to actually do good

This briefing offers ways to help you calibrate your aim and a pathway to finding the happy medium, so that you can sleep at night knowing your effort is actually achieving serving your community. This is part one of a three part series.

Australia
Members

Anatomy of a budget: Reflections on housing

This briefing looks at the main changes in the recent Budget and the implications for housing policy in Ireland. This briefing carries on from an LGIU’s full Budget coverage published after the Budget release and contains more details about wider policy areas.

Ireland
Members

Proposed reform of Ireland’s planning system

This briefing outlines the main reforms included in the Bill and will be of interest to elected members and staff of local authorities. Future briefings will look in greater depth at a number of the key elements of the proposed new legislation.

Ireland