Our England policy round-up services overview the key policy announcements and publications for local government. The latest edition includes the government’s recent announcement to change the net zero by 2050 plans, the integration of Local Enterprise Partnership functions into local authorities, a paper on making better use of data around electric vehicle charge points, and…
In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality, described as a “five-year study of the inequalities in society”. This latest briefing covers ‘The distribution of public service spending’ report, published in May 2023.
This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during June and July. Government announcements included the third National (Climate) Adaptation Plan, information on the role of the new Office for Local Government, and plans to simplify the funding landscape for local authorities.
This briefing explains the two key concepts of the economic consequences of investment, in the context of parkland and public open space investment, and the role of economic analysis in informed decision-making.
Dublin City Council aims to transform the way people walk, wheel and cycle in the capital. This LGIU article from Dublin City Council provides a background to the development and planning of Active Travel in Ireland’s capital.
In this week's Global Local, we look at the role of councils in facilitating and improving transportation within their communities.
This briefing explores a common critique associated with the 15-minute city model. In its various iterations, from the 30-minute to the 15-minute, and even the 5-minute city, speed matters: but who does it serve? And how can its adoption engage the meaningful participation of all citizens?
Parking is a complex issue that cuts across social, economic, environmental and development policies. There are also new developments in the pipeline that councils need to be aware of and incorporate into their strategies. This new report is intended as an informative tool to aid discussions around future planning.
Rural areas often face barriers to accessing today’s digital society. LGIU Ireland hears from Brian Boyle, Head of Information Systems in Donegal County Council, to understand how local governments can provide the UN-recognised right to internet access.