Private renting has grown considerably during the past 20 years, along with the problem of how to regulate it. Should it be largely left to tenants to exercise their rights or do local authorities need greater enforcement powers? This briefing examines findings by the National Audit Office.
This briefing explores the ways in which social procurement policy offers local governments a mechanism to close the gap and improve the wellbeing of our First Nations populations.
This briefing summarises the findings of the new Scottish Wellbeing Index, as well as highlighting other data sources, and reviewing the implications they hold for how to best improve wellbeing throughout the population.
The independent review of children’s social care in England has published a new way of looking at the costs of children’s social care. This briefing looks at the research behind the publication.
A national strategy to reduce fuel poverty in Scotland has been unveiled – including tighter regulation of housing and better support for households who face barriers making their homes more energy-efficient. This swift read looks at the key proposals.
In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality. This briefing deals with the review’s work on gender inequality and focuses on the ‘Women and men at work’ report, published in December 2021.
We bring you a two parter this time. The first half is a great interview with Bradford’s Heather Wilson on how they’re working to help young people avoid crime, with a second half borrowing from the true crime genre with a localgov whodunnit.
A book written to celebrate difference is being used by Cork City Libraries to support families with hearing impaired members to enjoy story time together.
This briefing explores the lack of accessible housing at a time when the demand for such housing is growing due to changing demographics in the UK.