We’re all increasingly more reliant on digital services, but for some affordability is the biggest barrier. Anna Dent from Promising Trouble outlines the findings of new research on access and affordability and a project with two London boroughs to bridge the gap.
Local governments have played a central role in the development and implementation of basic income policies. This edition looks at what we’ve learned about universal basic income (UBI) from pilot projects so far and discusses best practices for local governments undertaking basic income pilot projects, drawing on recent examples. We also look at work in…
The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality in May 2019. This briefing covers ‘Immigration and Inequality: the role of politics and policies’, published in May 2023.
This edition features reports on the role of small and medium sized enterprises in local economies; the economic impact of public sector relocations municipal finances; and affordable housing solutions. It also features publications covering the health and social benefits of greener neighbourhoods; financial inclusion/resilience; and the debate around whether social assistance programmes should provide cash…
The England women’s football team narrowly lost the football world cup final to Spain in Australia last weekend. Our England commissioning editor, Peter Smith, shares his thoughts on what lessons we can draw from the tournament.
In this week's Global Local, we're looking at the issues facing Indigenous peoples around the world and how local governments can help better support and represent these communities.
This briefing covers the ‘Levelling-up economics’ paper, published in February 2023, as part of the IFS Deaton inequality review. The paper describes how interregional productivity inequalities pose some of the greatest challenges to the UK’s economy, society and governance systems.
Refugees, asylum seekers and migration: how local authorities can address the challenges of integration
This briefing focuses on how to manage the integration of refugees and asylum seekers at the local level and presents a number of global case studies. It also summarises recent statistics relating to migration.
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.
The Homelessness Reduction Act is five years old, but homelessness in England is going up, not down. Is the Act partly to blame or are councils doing as much as they can to assist people, thereby limiting rises in homelessness? This briefing investigates.