Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.
A summary of the most relevant highlights from the 2023 Autumn Statement for local government, including levelling up and new devolution deals, planning reform, housing delivery, taxation cuts and more.
This collection explores LGIU’s work on everything health and social care. With a range of trainings and events, briefings, articles and an in-depth paper from the LGIU’s local democracy research centre, this collection is your one-stop-shop for all things local health, well-being and care.
What’s the point of decentralisation? Innovation, entrepreneurialism, and democratic engagement in the US
Professor Joanie Willett explores how decentralisation has improved the relationship between local governments and their citizens in two Appalachian communities.
In this article, Dr Helen Paterson, Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council, emphasises how critical local government is to effective placemaking, and an important partner that national government should not overlook.
From Covid-19 to the rising cost of living, local government have been frontline dealing with back-to-back crises. In this article, South Tyneside Council’s Leader, Tracey Dixon, outlines the intervention methods their council and partners are taking to try and help ease the financial struggles facing the most vulnerable in their community.
Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council, shares the details of South Tyneside’s Pledge, a new community wealth building project which, at just 18 months old, has already boosted the borough’s economy by £3m. How have they done it? This article takes a look.
Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value.
Taller buildings are becoming increasingly common in larger UK cities. As more people live and work closer to the sky, how are local authorities controlling the growth in skyscrapers and high-rise blocks?
Does ‘trickle out’ work? Centre for Cities research on the relationships between city centres and surrounding areas
Cities and towns are sometimes pitted against each other in economic policy and political discourse. Two new reports from the Centre for Cities shed light on whether the economic prosperity of cities ‘trickles out’ to surrounding towns, or whether it stays within cities with little benefit to wider areas.