Named in honour of Scotland’s son, Robert Burns, the Robert Burns Humanitarian Award applauds the efforts of people who bring hope and inspiration – often in desperate situations – and help change lives for the better. Dr Digambar Narzary, Sister Lucy Kurien, and Paul Kasonkomona have all been shortlisted as finalists for the RBHA 2022.
New ways of measuring wellbeing – can we better understand how Scotland is feeling?
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Fire safety is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning roundup, with the UK government putting pressure on property developers to raise £4bn towards improvements – including the removal of dangerous cladding. Other topics include homelessness, second homes, heat networks, housebuilding and planning reform.
Even before Covid-19, UK high streets faced an uncertain future. Reversing decline on the high street is a growing policy priority and will be a key measure of the success of ‘levelling up’. A recent report from the Levelling Up, Housing & Communities committee takes stock of the issues.
Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. This online training session is designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.