The independent review of children’s social care in England, led by Josh MacAlister, was published its final report in May 2022. This briefing provides a simple regional analysis of cost trends described in that report – namely, the rises in looked after children and the costs of children’s social care.
New research into alternative sources of funding local government, share your experience in a one page survey.
Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.
This briefing looks at a recent Local Government Audit Service report on the impact of Covid on local government, providing a series of criteria that audit committees should consider in addressing their important role in each local authority.
This policy round-up is essential reading and provides a summary of key documents that impact local government in Scotland. From urban planning to finance, climate change to education, these publications will help to shape and inform policy and delivery of services in Scotland, including social, economic and environmental future policy contexts.
Our quarterly round-up edition of Global Local allows you to revisit your favourite topics – and gives our new readers a chance to catch up. Keep reading for a refresh on our top content from the past few months.
This briefing looks at some of the main features of the Scottish Government’s Resource Spending Review (published on 31st May) and the impact the new spending plans will have on local councils. It also uses the recently-published Accounts Commission Local Government Overview 2022 to assess how prepared councils are to meet the challenges ahead.
Your monthly review of the latest local government research and policy from leading think tanks around the world. This month’s edition focuses on recent elections in Europe, as well as the housing crisis in Australia. It also includes reports covering governance, municipal finance, healthcare, and infrastructure.
Our brand new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government in England. This edition covers policy/research papers from April and May 2022, a period dominated by the cost of living crisis, the Queen’s Speech and the local elections.
This is the latest briefing in the LGIU series addressing the work of the Local Government Audit Service in Ireland. In this briefing, we focus on their examination of performance in Ireland’s local authorities in 2018.