Following a recent report on the Scottish basic income experiment feasibility study, Cleo Goodman, Director at Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland writes on the assessment and how local authorities can support its implementation.
This briefing explores how local governments can include reporting on the circularity gap as part of their wider annual reporting processes, measuring their role in transitioning to a circular economy alongside other key local government metrics.
The lessons learnt following the previous recession can help local and national government manage the economic and social recovery from Covid-19.
The immediate impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on employment has been large and it has been rapid. LGIU Associate Mark Upton looks at the potential impact on people and places.
Local government is under pressure from their communities to minimise rate increases during the COVID-19 pandemic, and governments are under pressure to remove financial impediments (via mechanisms such as rate and capping or pegging) to assist local governments stimulate their local economies. Rate pegging was introduced in New South Wales in 1976. In Victoria, rate…
This briefing surveys the immediate impact of the Covid-19 crisis on employment and looks ahead at the different scenarios facing the UK labour market.
Ireland is facing a difficult period for the public finances with pressures depending on factors beyond the predictive horizon. In this briefing, we look at housing outcomes in terms of different tenure distributions and the policy drivers needed to bring them about.
Blackwater and Creativity in County Cork: Winner of the Chambers Ireland Supporting Active Communities Award
Cork County Council writes about their recent accolade at the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2019, where the council’s collaboration with the Blackwater Valley Makers group saw their pop-up shop “Blackwater and Creativity in County Cork” receive the overall award for ‘Supporting Active Communities’.
These online participative workshops are ideal for managers or specialists who have a strategic role or who are looking to develop a better understanding and skills in the area of longer term planning and strategy.
The Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES) and The Democracy Collaborative (TDC) have published two reports that urge a new approach to economic development. The briefing summarises the two reports and comments on the policy implications.