The 2016 EU referendum, while well run in many respects, proved to be a painful experience, and has called into question the lack of a general framework for conducting future referendums. This briefing summarises two reports on the referendum, from the Electoral Commission and the Electoral Reform Society.
The (former) Business, Innovation and Skills Committee published a report on the digital economy covering current government support for the digital economy, and issues such as the rise of ‘disruptive’ digital technologies, regulation and consumer protection, intellectual property, digital skills and the implications of Brexit for the UK’s digital industry.
LGiU’s Janet Sillett considers the complexities that will ensue once the Brexit process is triggered – and what that could mean for Scottish local government and their communities. I am not going to argue here for a speedy Brexit – with article 50 invoked this year, or indeed for a long delayed one. Nor for…
How can local government fund and finance public transport infrastructure? This report from the Campaign for Better Transport explores the sources available to local government such as tax increment financing, developer funding and municipal bonds and considers whether some of the mechanisms used overseas could be used here.
Brexit is still dominating political debate. Local government is realising the potential impact and making its voice heard in that debate. This is the first of our regular Brexit updates.
Lauren Lucas, LGiU's Head of Projects, reacts to today's report that Theresa May is to abandon George Osborne's plans for imposing regional mayors.
The select committee report is wide ranging and sets out the scale of the problem, looks at border security, the possible post Brexit position, and how UK local government has responded to the crisis.
The UK’s membership of the EU has been fundamental to the development of environmental policy and regulation over the last few decades. This briefing considers the potential impact of Brexit on the UK and Scotland’s environment and on local authorities.
There is as yet no clear plan for a post-EU agricultural or fisheries policy. The Common Agricultural Policy supports many aspects of EU policy, and this briefing will of be of interest to members and officers with an interest in rural development, coastal communities, and environmental sustainability.