Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?


Don’t forget, local government is central to everything

In this article, Dr Helen Paterson, Chief Executive of Northumberland County Council, emphasises how critical local government is to effective placemaking, and an important partner that national government should not overlook.

England & Wales Blog-article

South Tyneside’s cost of living intervention

From Covid-19 to the rising cost of living, local government have been frontline dealing with back-to-back crises. In this article, South Tyneside Council’s Leader, Tracey Dixon, outlines the intervention methods their council and partners are taking to try and help ease the financial struggles facing the most vulnerable in their community.

England & Wales Blog-article

The South Tyneside Pledge: the power of many

Cllr Tracey Dixon, Leader of South Tyneside Council, shares the details of South Tyneside’s Pledge, a new community wealth building project which, at just 18 months old, has already boosted the borough’s economy by £3m. How have they done it? This article takes a look.

England & Wales Blog-article With case study
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Global Local Think Tank Review – October 2023

Our monthly Think Tank Review highlights key findings from leading think tanks and research institutes across the globe. Topics this month include affordable housing challenges, neighbourhood and school segregation, intergenerational poverty, preventative public services, public health data, international health care systems and government procurement for social value. 

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing

Aiming high: how councils control the growth in taller buildings

Taller buildings are becoming increasingly common in larger UK cities. As more people live and work closer to the sky, how are local authorities controlling the growth in skyscrapers and high-rise blocks?

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study

Ask the expert: The future of social care in Scotland

This virtual event on the future of social care in Scotland will provide attendees with valuable insights, practical recommendations, and opportunities to engage in discussions with experts.

Global, Scotland Event

Ask the expert: Inclusive local economies

We are excited to announce the launch of our latest research report in collaboration with CLES exploring the potential for stable local economies supporting strong social and environmental outcomes without relying on economic growth.

England & Wales, Global Event