Councils play a vital role in reducing digital exclusion, however, they are dependent on partners to ensure that more people can get online and use digital technology. This briefing explores what is happening to achieve this around the UK.
Join us in the lead up to Reconciliation Week to discuss practical ways to help the Indigenous economy thrive and the actions the Close the Gap campaign is taking.
Worldwide, policies are being designed to make food systems more sustainable, yet food producers and local governments are rarely meaningfully involved in these conversations. In this piece Diana Garduño Jiménez discusses the Fork to Farm which aims to build relationships of trust between farmers and local-decision makers.
In this blog, Ingrid Koehler reflects on her experience at the Malmö Summit, exploring the key role of local governments globally in sustainability action and the challenges they have to overcome to develop and implement innovative policies.
This blog highlights perspectives on integrating gender and social inclusion into climate resilience planning in India, Bangladesh, and Ecuador, based on a virtual event at the ICLEI World Congress 2022.
This briefing looks at the grant program, the direct and indirect benefits of community infrastructure, the importance of supporting community infrastructure provision in high-growth areas to provide an equality of access for current and future generations.
Running for the 13th year across England & Wales and 5th year in Scotland, Cllr Awards are the only national awards celebrating the vital work of councillors. Nominate a councillor today!
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
This briefing outlines around 20 UK Shared Prosperity Fund papers published on 13 April 2022. It also briefly considers Levelling Up Fund Round Two application guidance and a technical note published on the same day for this related £4.8bn fund.
For the first time, Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech to open the new Parliamentary session, in the Queen’s absence. Key focuses for local government included levelling up, planning system reforms, the new Schools Bill, and transport and infrastructure investment.