The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.
Worldwide, policies are being designed to make food systems more sustainable, yet food producers and local governments are rarely meaningfully involved in these conversations. In this piece Diana Garduño Jiménez discusses the Fork to Farm which aims to build relationships of trust between farmers and local-decision makers.
In the run-up to elections on 5 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the elections taking place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Ireland has commenced a process of re-orientation of the planning policy framework. In doing so it is replicating policy efforts in Scotland. This briefing provides an overview of the policy and its subsequent review and looks to possible lessons from Scotland for local and national Irish policy-makers.
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
This briefing outlines around 20 UK Shared Prosperity Fund papers published on 13 April 2022. It also briefly considers Levelling Up Fund Round Two application guidance and a technical note published on the same day for this related £4.8bn fund.
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As executive mayors continue to be rolled out across the OECD, the people of Dublin have just commenced a participative democracy process to determine the best way forward for local governance arrangements in the city region. This blog gives some background for LGIU readers across the globe.
For the first time, Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech to open the new Parliamentary session, in the Queen’s absence. Key focuses for local government included levelling up, planning system reforms, the new Schools Bill, and transport and infrastructure investment.
Localisation, sustainability, and resilience in Newcastle, Australia: Harnessing the power of Anchor Collaboratives
This briefing is the final in a four-part series exploring opportunities for Local Government to grow local productivity and place-based wellbeing by intentionally adopting Anchor approaches and is based on the research project Localising Supply Chains commissioned by City of Newcastle, Australia.