Welcome to All things Scotland, a new weekly overview brought to you by the LGIU Scotland Team. This first edition focuses on what’s coming up in October, including Challenge Poverty Week, Cllr Awards 2022 and several new briefings from LGIU.
In Conversation with Vivienne Swan, Sustainable Food Places Coordinator at Edible Edinburgh
We are proud to announce the shortlist for the 2022 Cllr Awards, showcasing the achievements of councillors across England and Wales for the 13th year running and the 5th year running in Scotland.
The closure of public toilets in many countries over recent years has drawn attention to an existing issue of insufficient funds in relation to demand. This briefing highlights the problems facing local authorities in providing public toilets and outlines why these problems have an extremely damaging effect on people.
In August 2022, The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on educational inequalities. This briefing deals with the largest of these, education inequalities.