Welcome to All things Scotland, a new weekly overview brought to you by the LGIU Scotland Team. This first edition focuses on what’s coming up in October, including Challenge Poverty Week, Cllr Awards 2022 and several new briefings from LGIU.
This briefing is part of an LGIU series on the regulation of the short-term rental market in various jurisdictions. It examines the existing controls in the planning code in Ireland and new arrangements to improve compliance with these and to facilitate enforcement of the rules by planning authorities.
The government food strategy aims to deliver ministers’ ambitions for a prosperous UK agri-food sector, contributing to levelling up, greater food security in an unpredictable world, and healthier, affordable and more sustainable diets for all. Local government is expected to play an important role in delivering the priorities.
This briefing looks at the challenges facing disabled people and sets out options in the form of a new toolkit for councils to consider. It highlights the poverty and additional cost of living challenges faced and the wider challenges for the UK’s 14.6million disabled people.
In the following briefing, we look at the major transition process away from the extractive peat sector now underway in the Irish Midlands, a process very much driven through local government leadership.
Guest bloggers LiJia Gong and Terri Gerstein outline their recent findings on how local governments in the US are supporting their own workforce and enforcing workers’ rights in their communities.
Australia is currently experiencing significant challenges concerning its labour force productivity and skills shortages. The Federal Government’s upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit will discuss these challenges and consider ways to overcome them, seeking to increase equitable workforce participation and boost productivity. This briefing reviews the issues paper released for the Summit.
This briefing provides a review of the NSW Parliamentary Research Service Briefing Paper Transitioning communities dependent on coal mining in NSW (2021) which looks at the potential impact of a shift away from coal on regional communities highly dependent on the coal mining industry. This briefing will be of interest to councillors, local government leaders,…
The LGiU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, in partnership with the University of the Highlands and Islands, Shetland, Orkney and Western Isles councils (all LGIU members), has set up and funded a PhD to analyse the implementation of the Scottish government’s National Plan for the Islands. In this blog PhD candidate Adele Lidderdale introduces herself and…
This briefing deals with a short paper published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the impact of the cost of living crisis on low income households. The paper is based on a poll of over 4,000 low-income households between May and June 2022.