Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?


New Guidance on Community Wealth Building for Scotland’s Public Sector

Local authorities play a key role in Community Wealth Building. Gemma Campbell, Land Rights and Responsibilities Manager at the Scottish Land Commission, sets out actions that can be taken in the short and long term to support an inclusive, sustainable, and empowered local economy, where land is used and managed productively and in the public interest.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Spring Statement 2022 – key announcements for local government

With the UK facing a growing cost of living crisis, compounded by the Ukraine invasion, and inflation soaring at its fastest rate in 30 years, the Chancellor delivered his Spring Statement to Parliament. Key announcements include increased funding for the Household Support Fund, a temporary 5p cut to fuel duty, a £3,000 National Insurance threshold…

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Cities Outlook 2022: Centre for Cities report

The Centre for Cities has published research on the pandemic’s impact on urban high streets and their prospects for recovery. Covid-19 restrictions cost businesses a third of their potential takings and thousands of outlets have closed. Surprisingly, the pandemic hit stronger places the hardest, whereas weaker high streets have fared better.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

Anchor Approaches: Activity domains for system-level transformation

This briefing is the second in our four-part series exploring opportunities for local government to grow local productivity and place-based wellbeing by intentionally adopting Anchor approaches. It is based on learnings from Yunus Centre Griffith University’s (YCGU) work focused on an Auckland Council-led initiative to drive social and economic transformation in the South and West…

Australia, Global Briefing

IFS Deaton Inequality Review: spatial inequalities

This briefing deals with three papers published by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) on spatial inequalities. The papers have been published as part of the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Local authorities and place and wellbeing outcomes

When it comes to place and wellbeing there are a core set of outcomes that are needed to ensure residents can thrive and stay healthy. Susan Rintoul from Improvement Services shares how local authorities can make wellbeing a top priority at every opportunity by embedding the outcomes in their decision-making processes.  

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Global Local Executive Panel – December 2022: Rural, Coastal and Island issues

LGIU and the VLGA bring you a special Global Local Executive Panel where we'll bring together Chief Executives from rural and coastal councils in Ireland, the UK and Australia to talk about their experiences facing the unique challenges presented to rural and coastal communities.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event