Housing for older people is in short supply. Yet, despite the UK’s ageing population, the government is dragging its feet over measures to provide better quality homes for the elderly and more choices. This briefing looks into the issue and explores examples of what is already on offer.
‘New Britain – Report of the Commission on the UK’s Future’ and what it might mean for local government
This briefing provides an overview of ‘New Britain: The report of the Commission on the UK’s future’, chaired by Gordon Brown, and published on 5 December 2022. It makes over 40 recommendations for consultation during 2023.
See our brand new case study roundup and our latest Think Tank Review of local government research.
We round up the best thinking on local public services from around the world. This edition includes health inequalities, affordable childcare, corruption, dealing with extreme weather and learning from failure.
Our final Global Executive Panel for 2022, this briefing summarises the December 2022 LGIU and VLGA rural, coastal and island panel. Bringing together Chief Executives from Ireland, the UK and Australia, this briefing shares the highlights of the panel and the experiences of Chief Executives facing the unique challenges in rural, coastal and island communities.
This week, we’re celebrating Christmas around the globe and taking a look back at some of our favourite moments from the past year.
Councils are celebrating the holidays and supporting stronger communities, sustainability and local economic development. Find out how in this fun tour of municipal Christmas cheer.
This new edition covers policy/research papers from October/November 2022, which saw another change of prime minister. Rishi Sunak’s first task was to restore economic stability and market confidence. As winter arrives, public services – and the whole country – face tough challenges from the cost of living and industrial unrest.
Why should cash-strapped local authorities be working on protecting and maintaining local heritage? This briefing looks at how our ideas about heritage and local heritage listings have changed in recent years, putting more emphasis on the social benefits of local heritage, such as creating community cohesion and building civic pride.