Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?


Report: Exploring Economic and Enterprise Opportunities from Climate Action

This report by LGIU for the Eastern and Midlands Climate Action Regional Office (CARO) in Ireland utilises international case study work to explore the economic opportunities of climate action at a local level across the global stage,  drawing out practical lessons for local adaptation and mitigation efforts.

Global, Ireland Publication

Budget and Spending Review 2021 – local economic growth and placemaking implications

This briefing outlines the UK Government’s main approaches to local growth and economic development arising from the Autumn Budget and Spending Review (SR21) and the challenges facing local authorities and their partners in translating them into well-founded economic place-making strategies.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

“Closing the Gap”: A role for Local Government

This briefing provides a brief overview of the new National Agreement and the framework for implementation, followed by suggestions for what individual local governments can do to implement the National Agreement in their local and regional areas.

Australia Briefing

Building back greener in North Ayrshire

North Ayrshire Council declared a ‘climate emergency’ back in 2019 and most recently set themselves the ambitious target of becoming net-carbon zero by 2030. Council Leader Joe Cullinane provides an overview and his determination to build back bigger, better and greener.

Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Budget and Spending Review October 2021: economic and fiscal analysis

Of the various aspects of the Autumn 2021 Budget and Spending Review, this briefing focuses on the Office for Budget Responsibility’s October 2021 Economic and Fiscal Outlook report which assesses the feasibility of the Chancellor’s tax and spending plans in the context of the current fiscal rules.

England & Wales Briefing

Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 – key announcements for local government

With COP26 just around the corner and levelling up dominating the UK Government’s policy agenda, today, the Chancellor gave his Budget statement outlining the government’s spending plans. The highlights for local government are summarised below and include the increase to local government grant funding, a reduction in the Universal Credit taper and the reform of…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

The IFS 2021 Green Budget

This briefing deals with the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) 2021 Green Budget, which the IFS normally publishes shortly before the Government’s annual Budget; this year’s Green Budget was published on 12 October, a little more than two weeks before this year’s Spending Review and autumn Budget on 27 October.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Bundle: Shaping a just transition to net zero

A just transition to net zero ensures environmental sustainability as well as decent work, social inclusion and poverty eradication. To end up with a just outcome, it’s also important to have a just process – making engagement and inclusivity in decision-making key. This bundle collates our content on the subject, including briefings, blogs, and case…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication