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?

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Food deserts: increasing access to healthy, affordable food

10.2 million people are estimated to live in food deserts in the UK. This briefing looks at the challenges of quantifying and assessing food availability and increasing access to healthy food options in low income areas.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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The immigration white paper

The government’s white paper on immigration, published on December 19 2018, sets out how ministers see immigration controls operating from 2021. It is written on the assumption that the UK leaves the European Union at the end of March, with a transition period following until the end of 2020.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Briefing
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Civil Society Futures: the independent inquiry

Civil Society Futures, a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society, aiming to provide a clear vision for the role of civil society in England over the next ten years, has been published. We summarise and comment on this comprehensive report in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing

LGiU and public trust

Ingrid Koehler casts an eye over the LGiU's recent work on trust in the public realm.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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How healthy is our workforce?

What are the factors behind workforce sickness and what contributes to a healthy workforce? How can leaders and managers influence the content of any organisational health and wellbeing programme and how can they personally influence the culture of the organisation?

Scotland Briefing

LGiU Fortnightly 14th December: It won’t be lonely this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, we break from our own accidental tradition of reporting gloomy local government news and bring you some festive cheer from around the country! Loneliness can be particularly rife over this season and we hear about several excellent projects to tackle it, including MensSheds, tea dances in Tower Hamlets, free…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog
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Women in STEM – Tapping All Our Talents

In November, the Royal Society of Edinburgh published their report, on women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). TAOT 2018 reviews what progress has been made in the last six years to increase the number of women working and studying in STEM in Scotland.

Scotland Briefing
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Housing Review: November 2018

In this month's housing briefing we step back a little, and look at some of the ideas emerging from some recent housing conferences.

Ireland Briefing
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Disinformation and fake news: the state of play

Efforts are being made to better understand and to regulate the environment of ‘fake news’ in an increasingly poisonous and potentially dangerous political environment. Intervention is needed at government and at international level. A government White Paper is expected during the next six months. What issues should it address?

Scotland Briefing