Following the Irish Government’s response to the controversial transaction of standard houses in Maynooth, County Kildare in early May, this briefing reflects on the issues raised during the bulk purchasing debate and sets out relevant statistics regarding the trends in housing purchase.
This briefing provides an overview of recent Office for National Statistics (ONS) place-based statistics about your area – including demographic, economic, housing, electoral and wellbeing postings, as well as ONS’s approach to Covid-19 data. Local authorities should ensure their intelligence capabilities are fit for evidence-informed decision-making.
How was money awarded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport to charities distributed and who decided which charities missed out? A report by the Commons Public Accounts Committee raises further questions about the use of government money, transparency and data.
This briefing looks at the NSW Productivity Commission’s White Paper Rebooting the economy, the third in a series of papers aimed at enhancing productivity growth, economic development, and the wellbeing of NSW residents and businesses.
This briefing outlines the findings of the 2021 Intergenerational Report, which lays down the expectations of Australia’s economic climate over the next 40 years, recognising that these issues are critical for local governments to engage with, as they are for State and Federal Governments alike.
What have been the main effects of the pandemic on cities and how will they respond in the longer term to the impact of Covid-19 on their economies, environment and communities? We look at how cities have coped and are adapting as we head into recovery.
This briefing looks at the UK’s City of Culture designation in more detail and profiles the previous City of Culture hosts. Winning cities host a year-long programme of creative events and activities to showcase their cultural offers to the world and bring people together.
Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of Green Action Trust, introduces the new strategic partnership between the Green Action Trust and Scotland’s Towns Partnership which is set to boost environmental outcomes in towns the length and breadth of Scotland.
In the following briefing, we examine the preparation of the tourism strategy which will be a critical platform for economic regeneration in Clare over the next decade. This briefing will be of interest to local authorities across the globe given the central role played by tourism, especially in rural communities.
How are town centres being reinvented as key changes prompted or accelerated by the pandemic become more evident? We focus on physical changes here in the second of our series on towns post-Covid.