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?



IFS Deaton Inequality Review: Firms and inequality

This briefing deals with two papers published recently as part of the IFS Inequality Review. One focuses on the role of the state in value creation and the other addresses inequalities between firms.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Quarterly Round-up

This Global Local edition brings together the content we’ve featured so far this year, along with survey findings and a look ahead to the coming months.


Anchor Approaches: Collaborations in practice

This briefing is the third in a four-part series exploring opportunities for Local Government to positively influence local productivity and wellbeing by deliberately adopting Anchor approaches. The first briefing in the series Anchor Approaches: Amplifying the positive impacts of local government provides a comprehensive overview of diverse anchor approaches available to local government. The second briefing in the series, Anchor Approaches: Activity…

Australia Briefing

New Guidance on Community Wealth Building for Scotland’s Public Sector

Local authorities play a key role in Community Wealth Building. Gemma Campbell, Land Rights and Responsibilities Manager at the Scottish Land Commission, sets out actions that can be taken in the short and long term to support an inclusive, sustainable, and empowered local economy, where land is used and managed productively and in the public interest.

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