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The future of immigration

The government’s post-Brexit immigration system is focussing firmly on skills and the economy. But what will it mean for local government and the wider economy? We look at the Home Office’s proposals and some of the key issues raised, including possible skill shortages in sectors such as adult care.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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The changing world of work: future work

Technology is transforming our lives. Work is changing and future livelihoods are at stake. With in-work poverty and insecurity rising, and average pay still recovering to pre-crisis levels, ‘good work’ and productivity are high on the political agenda in the UK. What will future work look like?

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

Engaging with the media is crucial to restore faith in local government

Levels of trust in the UK government, media and businesses have plummeted over recent years. Sophie Willett, Founding Partner at Willem Communications, blogs for us about why it’s important to engage with the media and how to do it.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Workshop: Practical Project Management

This workshop will give participants a thorough understanding of good project management process in an easily accessible and practical way. This will equip you to be effective members of project teams, serve as a useful refresher for established Project Managers and provide a foundation for new Project Managers.

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Swift Read: Buffering for 12 years: Why councillors still can’t attend meetings remotely.

The government recently announced plans to allow councillors to attend meetings by video link – for those on Combined Authorities or Joint Committees. The idea of remote attendance was first raised twelve years ago. Will the government follow through the recent consultation and should the consultation have gone further?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Viewpoint: Building the smarter state

Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Programme – Local Public Services at TechUK writes about the Building the Smarter State Conference – free for the public sector to attend. TechUK and LGiU have also partnered on a series of roundtables on children’s services and technology. We are looking for additional public sector case studies for a forthcoming…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Viewpoint: Councils fighting for decent work

Marcus Johns, researcher at IPPR North, discusses their recent work with northern local authorities to encourage high quality jobs for residents – and what other councils can learn from their experiences. Local authorities can help fight the enduring, severe job quality crisis we are facing. This crisis is characterised by low pay, insecure houses, and…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog