Topic: Welfare and equalities

Poverty and inequality are financial challenges for local authorities and threaten the cohesion of their communities.


State of the locals 2024

In this session, jointly hosted with Ipsos, experts will discuss our brand-new polling that explores public attitudes to local elections and local government.

England & Wales Event
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Gender in policy

This week's Global Local explores the importance of considering gender in policy and applying a gender lens to policy decision-making. This edition will also examine the crucial role of local government in promoting gender equality and addressing gender-based inequalities at the community level.

Members & Global Local

Building better: inclusive planning to create spaces for everyone

This briefing highlights the importance of inclusive planning in creating public spaces for all, particularly for traditionally underserved communities. It sheds light on the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people, who are disproportionately affected by violence and social exclusion and provides recommendations for councils to support and engage with this community.

England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members & Global Local

Gender-mainstreaming in Wien: equality lessons for local government

A case study of Vienna’s gender-inclusive approach to urban planning, highlighting projects such as the Urban Development Plan, Reumannplatz, and Aspern Seestadt. This briefing explores how a gender-sensitive perspective can address traditional inequities, create safer public spaces and promote environmental sustainability.

Global, Northern Ireland Briefing With case study
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Rewilding

This week's Global Local explores the importance of rewilding in local communities. The edition unpacks how local governments can lead and support rewilding projects, as well as use rewilding as an opportunity for citizen engagement and education about conservation and sustainability.


England policy round-up: December 2023 and January 2024

Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. December and January saw commentators assess progress against Rishi Sunak’s five policy pledges and look ahead to the general election. The latest edition features publications on public service reform, levelling up, poverty and much more.

England & Wales Briefing
Members & Global Local

Global Local: Reconciliation

This week's Global Local explores the power of reconciliation in creating more just, harmonious and equitable societies. The edition also unpacks the significant and constant role local government, as a foundational pillar of every community, has in facilitating reconciliation.