This briefing provides a round-up of research and announcements related to the arts, culture and leisure sector, covering the Spring Budget, organisational changes at DCMS, arts funding analysis from the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, the Heritage Fund’s new strategy, and the Commission on Culture and Local Government’s Final Report.
Higher council tax and licensing are two of the measures being used to tackle the problem of second homes and short-term lets. But how do they help areas that are dependent on tourism? And where house prices are beyond many residents? This new briefing considers the options and implications for local government.
As part of LGIU’s coverage for International Women’s Day, Dr Michelle Maher, Programme Manager of See Her Elected, discusses how they are working to increase women’s participation in local government, especially ahead of the 2024 local elections.
First in our series of articles exploring the winners at Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, we hear from Mayo County Council on how the Clew Bike trail won the Supporting Tourism Award.
This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from December 2022 and January 2023. After the hiatus of the summer and turmoil of early autumn, government departments are getting back to the usual rhythm of policy business, and there have been some significant announcements.
Dave Lewis from Exeter City Council talks to us about their comedy night and how it’s brought not just laughs but contributed to the culture, heritage and economy of the city.
Welcome to All Things Scotland, LGIU’s weekly collation of everything local government in Scotland. This week we bring you all the latest reports and updates to keep you informed, engaged and connected.
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.
Putting democracy, wellbeing and culture first: Insights from New Zealand’s Future for Local Government review
This briefing discusses progress to date with New Zealand’s Future for Local Government Review, which is now entering its final phase. It identifies key messages from the Review’s Interim and Draft Reports that also apply to Australian local government.