Topic: Communities and society

From social engagement to civic action – how can local government engage citizens in democracy and delivery? What can communities do for themselves with the support of local public bodies?


Global Local: Think Tank Review May 2023

The monthly Global Local Think Tank review highlights relevant research and policy from leading think tanks around the world. This month: offices to houses, public services digital, Covid recovery fraud, whistle blowing and active travel.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

Listening to tenants: the changing face of social housing regulation in England

Tenants are at the heart of a new system of regulating social landlords in England with inspections due to start in 2024. In preparation, councils and housing associations should be aware of how they will consult tenants about the quality of homes and other customer service. This new briefing explores the circumstances.

England & Wales Briefing With case study

Unpacking common concerns about the Voice

The Prime Minister of Australia recently announced the wording of the proposed amendment and question for the people of Australia for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament to be inserted into the Australian Constitution. This Q&A briefing helps local government fully understand the proposal and its implications.

Australia Briefing

England policy round-up: April and May 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during spring – an eventful period which saw local elections in much of England and the Coronation. Government announcements included a Great British insulation scheme and the ‘Pioneer’ programme as the alternative to the EU’s Horizon science/innovation programme.

England & Wales Briefing

2023 APPG on Local Government Summer Reception

The annual summer reception of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Local Government will be taking place on Tuesday 18 July at 7pm on the House of Commons Terrace.

England & Wales Event
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Trauma-informed services

In this issue of Global Local, we’re taking a look at how local government can support victims of crime and trauma.