This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
Meath County Council Library Service’s award-winning ‘Laptops for Loan’ reduces digital divide in schools
Continuing our series by winners of the Chambers Ireland 2021 Excellence in Local Government Awards is Meath County Council, whose Library Service was awarded Best Library Service for the project ‘Laptops for Loan’, aimed at addressing the digital divide compounded by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As the ‘self-built tiny house tour’ genre of videos remains highly popular, it’s easy to see the appeal of these dwellings, with their low-cost builds, cool space-saving tricks and minimalist, cosy interiors. But can these tiny houses actually contribute to alleviating housing security for those who need it most, or is the popularity of tiny…
This briefing deals with a paper published as part of the IFS-Deaton Inequality Review focused on labour market inequality. The paper considers technological changes and skills demand, labour market institutions and contract regulation.
Two sessions relevant for senior managers and officers who want to develop their inclusive leadership practice and / or work in the area of equalities, as well as elected members who want to re-examine equality and diversity policies within their local authority and their leadership role within and outside the council.
As the climate crisis worsens, extreme heat events are becoming an increasingly common across the world. These events pose a serious threat to life as well as to supply chains, infrastructure and economies. Miami-Dade County is one place that is leading the way in addressing extreme heat. In this article Mayor Daniella Levine Cava discusses…
The UK Government for England has published a consultation on the future shape of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and alternative education provision. The consultation closes at the start of July 2022. This briefing looks in detail at the proposals and what the Government is trying to achieve.
Two years after the first Covid-19 lockdown, the UK economy has recovered well but living standards are set to fall by 4% in 2022-23, according to new research from the Resolution Foundation. Low and middle-income households face the sharpest falls in their living standards for 50 years.
This briefing focuses on the Office for Budgetary Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook, which accompanied the Spring Statement on 23 March, together with the OBR’s assessment of the Chancellor’s fiscal plans, including a summary of the measures announced in the statement and an assessment of the cost of living crisis.
This month’s Think Tank Review focuses on democracy and governance particularly in Europe and North America. We also cover data, urban and rural development, energy and Covid-19 recovery, as well as healthcare satisfaction. Look out for more UK focused think tank reviews in our monthly policy roundups.