This briefing deals with a short paper published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the impact of the cost of living crisis on low income households. The paper is based on a poll of over 4,000 low-income households between May and June 2022.
LGIU Scotland & CCLA Cllr Awards 2022 - deadline for nominations 7 Sept
Social infrastructure – rapid evidence review of community initiatives
In June 2022 the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) published five papers on families and early childhood development. This briefing deals with one of the longest of these papers: Early childhood inequalities.
On July 28th 2022 LGiU Australia and VLGA brought together a panel of council chief executives from England, Scotland and Victoria, along with the Victorian Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability to discuss their varying approaches to biodiversity planning and green spaces.
Improving and equalising wellbeing is one of the fundamental missions of the UK Government’s levelling up agenda, but new research from the Social Market Foundation finds many economically prosperous places have low levels of wellbeing, whilst economically challenged places report higher wellbeing. This paradox has implications for policy making.