Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?


All Things Scotland – A New Deal for local government?

Read on for key updates that affect local government in Scotland, as the sector looks for hints about what changes at Scottish Government mean for the 32 Councils. Keep reading to find out what else has been happening this week…

Scotland Blog-article

All Things Ireland – Local government dates for you diary!

As celebrations peaked last Friday with the leader of the free world predicting “Mayo for Sam”, this week we collate the key local government updates, important policy briefings for your week and the need-to-know local government conferences for the month ahead!

Ireland Blog-article

Budget 2023 – devolution and local economic development issues

How will the 2023 Budget drive forward devolution and local economic development? This briefing provides the major answers of substance – Investment Zones, Trailblazer devolution deals and a breadth of other policies and programmes. Read on to get a sense of what it all means for your area and communities.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Collection: Cost of living crisis

Many global economies are going through a ‘cost of living crisis’. There are many factors that are currently contributing to this problem. This bundle showcases the different components and the critical role of local government in the midst of these rising concerns.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Publication

England policy round-up: February and March 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from February and March 2023, a period which began with a reshuffle and saw some important announcements, including the budget, a white paper on health and disability (aimed at supporting people into work) and ‘powering up Britain’.

England & Wales Briefing

Steps for local leadership to help small businesses thrive

In this article, Archie Ratcliffe from the Federation of Small Businesses outlines the role local authorities can take in supporting local businesses and LGIU’s Greg Stride highlights the findings of our recent local government finance survey in relation to local businesses.

England & Wales Blog-article