This briefing looks at the grant program, the direct and indirect benefits of community infrastructure, the importance of supporting community infrastructure provision in high-growth areas to provide an equality of access for current and future generations.
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.
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.
This briefing deals with a paper published as part of the IFS-Deaton Inequality Review focused on labour market inequality. The paper considers technological changes and skills demand, labour market institutions and contract regulation.
Two years after the first Covid-19 lockdown, the UK economy has recovered well but living standards are set to fall by 4% in 2022-23, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. Low and middle-income households face the sharpest falls in their living standards for 50 years.
This briefing builds on LGIU’s recent briefing on community sector and public sector collaboration for local sustainable development and recovery from the pandemic. It highlights the potential for ‘scaling-up’ of public sector and community sector collaborations.
This briefing focuses on the Office for Budgetary Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which accompanied the Spring Statement on 23 March, together with the OBR’s assessment of the Chancellor’s fiscal plans, including a summary of the measures announced in the statement and an assessment of the cost of living crisis.