New research from UNISON seeks to draw out what council cuts mean to those who access services and the workers who are delivering them. Nona Buckley-Irvine explains.
This briefing deals with three reports from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the relationship between low pay and productivity and with the eighth report in an annual series on low pay in Britain by the Resolution Foundation
We’ve launched a new service for our members, a series of 15-minute interviews with people who know what they’re talking about in areas of interest to local authorities in Scotland. In the first instalment, we have Edinburgh University lecturer Oliver Escobar speaking to Kim Fellows about all things participatory – from democracy to institutions to…
This report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies explores divergences between assessed needs for social care and other service spending and local tax-raising capacity, and considers options for funding social care in the wider context of the changing system of local government finance.
This is the 15th instalment in our series of briefings exploring winning programmes from the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards. This week we’re taking a look at the winner of the Promoting Economic Development Category, Limerick City and County Council's regeneration programme: Model of pathways to employment in the hospitality and catering industry.
This briefing explores looks at the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, which aims to harness the area’s assets and promote sustainable economic growth throughout. We'll look at opportunities and challenges within two key themes underpinning the Deal: Digital and Rural Productivity.
This Swift Read provides an introduction to the current 50 per cent Rates Retention scheme and the government's proposals for extending the scheme which are being implemented alongside wider reforms to local government finance. Intended for new councillors and non specialists, it also includes links to more detailed analysis.
The Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) reports on how much councils spend on particular services, service performance and how satisfied people are with the major services provided by councils. This report uses the underlying data tables to provide additional analysis and insight to support LAs to learn from each other.
This update focuses particularly the latest Brexit news, the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill , and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee’s inquiry into Brexit and local government