Policy round-ups

This service keeps members informed about the latest developments in local government policy areas. Round-ups cover parliamentary legislation progress, updates on topics like housing and healthcare, and insights from international research institutions. They provide a quick, accessible way for members to stay up-to-date. Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.

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AI and the council: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and resources on how local governments are using the latest developments in artificial intelligence to streamline their processes and better support their residents. Examples this week come from Taiwan, Australia, Canada and England.

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Climate action: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and news from around the globe highlighting some of our favourite climate policies and approaches featured on SmartCitiesWorld this year, as well as some of the more major climate data and reports from recent months.

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Housing and planning round-up June 2024

The UK general election is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with parties setting out their proposals to improve housing and planning. Other stories include evictions, accessibility, homelessness, short term lets and permitted development.

England & Wales, Scotland

Improving life chances: Case studies and resources for local government

Curated case studies and news from around the globe highlighting some of the innovative ways municipalities are improving life prospects, health outcomes, and life expectancy, plus the best and most practical reports on the topic. Examples this week come from Mexico, the UK, and the U.S.

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Parliamentary update: April-May 2024

This briefing provides updates on legislative progress relevant to local authorities in England and Wales, covering advancements and the status of pertinent bills during the parliamentary session’s last half-term before prorogation. It addresses both new and carried-over legislation, detailing their implications and developments.

England & Wales
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England policy round-up: April and May 2024

Our England policy round-up summarises the key announcements and publications for local government. This edition is the last before the general election in July. It features papers on devolution and local democracy and five ‘levelling up’ challenges. There is also an update on a deposit return scheme for drinks containers.

England & Wales