Topic: Economy and regeneration

How can local government support thriving and prosperous communities?


All Things Scotland – National Care Service bill on hold, but what is next?

In a week where we jumped from announcements on the National Care Service to debates on breaking up Scotland’s largest council, our latest edition of All Things Scotland brings you all the key reports and updates to keep you informed and connected on Scottish Local Government.

Scotland Blog-article

Education and children’s services in England in 2022: the Ofsted Annual Report

Want to know more about the full range of education, children’s services and skills training in England and the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic, and staffing and funding shortfalls? This briefing addresses the recent annual report by England’s chief inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

England & Wales Briefing

Cost of living pressures – Councils step up to the plate

The cost of living crisis has hit Scottish households hard while local government services are under immense and growing pressure. However, there are a number of ways in which local government is rising to the challenges that these financial difficulties bring. This briefing shares projects and services that councils are delivering for communities under pressure.

Scotland Briefing With case study

Council Tax – happy 30th anniversary or time for a change?

Ahead of the annual setting of council tax rates and in light of the 30th anniversary of the introduction of council tax in the UK, Michael Orton from the University of Warwick discusses the various options for updating the UK’s council tax system while evaluating the pros and cons of each.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog-article

A light in the dark: progressive frontiers in local economies – report by CLES

This briefing reports on new research from CLES about how mainstream economic development practice in UK local authorities is changing, and how far it has embraced more inclusive and sustainable models of growth. It finds some encouraging examples of councils trying different approaches – but will other councils follow their lead?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing With case study

Exploring alternate approaches to rate-pegging/capping: the differences matter

This briefing is the second in a two-part series which discusses the significance of recent developments in the implementation of rate-pegging/capping policies in New South Wales and Victoria and presents the case for alternative ways to achieve the political objectives of state governments.

Australia Briefing With case study

All Things Scotland – Get ready, set, go. First Minister race warms up!

As questions are asked over who the next First Minister will be and what policy they will want to deliver? This week’s edition of All Things Scotland focuses on the financial implications of the recent Budget Bill and other key news, reports and updates for local government.

Scotland Blog-article

All Things Ireland – What will March hold for Irish local government?

Proving to be yet another busy week for housing and transport projects, this edition of All Things Ireland brings you all the latest local government news, reports and updates to keep you in the loop with everything happening in the world of Irish local government.

Ireland Blog-article