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Recent contributors include:

  • George Black CBE, Visiting Professor at the International Public Policy Institute of the University of Strathclyde, and former Chief Executive of Glasgow City Council
  • Professor John H. McKendrick, Glasgow School for Business and Society
  • James Mitchell, Director of Academy of Government, Edinburgh University
  • Paul Cairney, Professor of Politics and Public Policy at the University of Stirling and fellow of the Centre on Constitutional Change
  • Plus regular content from our network of local government briefing associates and practitioners

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A Broader View: The impact of Housing on Health

April 25, 2017

Scottish Public Health Network (ScotPHN) has produced a guide to realising the potential of good housing to improving health and reducing inequalities. This briefing provides an overview of how housing may affect health and will be of interest to officers and politicians working in housing and public health.


Council Elections 2017 – The Manifestos

April 24, 2017

Richard Kerley, Chair of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy, reviews the general approach that the parties appear to be taking in producing manifestos and campaigning for electoral success in 2017 local elections.



Health and Social Care Integration: One Year On

April 21, 2017

2016/17 may have been a testing year for Integration Authorities, but 2017/18 looks like it is going to be even tougher. So, what progress has been made in this first year of operation, and what do the next twelve months hold in store?



Equalities after leaving the EU

April 18, 2017

One consequence of leaving the European Union is to separate UK equality standards and protections from a fundamental EU set of principles and practice. This briefing outlines the issues raised by the Women & Equalities Select Committee, the Equalities & Human Rights Commission, and by the Scottish Parliament's research unit.


Brexit, climate change and energy policy: what next?

April 18, 2017

This briefing covers a series of reports on the prognosis of climate change, environment and energy policy post-Brexit. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published its review (PDF document)of the impact of Brexit on UK domestic climate change law.



Firstline: DfE evaluation report on social work leadership programme

April 13, 2017

This briefing is on the DfE commissioned evaluation of Firstline, a leadership programme for first line managers, working in children and families social work. It will be of prime interest to practitioners and leaders across the social care sector, as well as local authority officers and members.



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