By marking Holocaust Memorial Day, councils can challenge hate and unite communities

December 12, 2018

Following Janet Sillett’s recent reflections on her visit to Auschwitz, Claudia Hyde from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust offers some pointers to councils wanting to mark Holocaust Memorial Day…

Poverty, Participation and Power

November 28, 2018

The Local Governance Review is taking place in Scotland at the moment and all stakeholders are being invited to contribute, both citizens and those in…

Brexit – A Case of Self-Imposed Damage?

November 20, 2018

In a personal view from Peter Brennan, Managing Director of EPS Consulting and Member of the Public Policy Advisors Network in Ireland, this blog reviews the…


Disinformation and fake news: the state of play

December 11, 2018

Summary Efforts are being made to better understand and to regulate the environment of ‘fake news’ in a political environment that is increasingly poisonous and potentially dangerous, where it is possible to feel that democracy is under threat from both external and internal forces. The meanings attached to ‘fake news’…

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Brexit and local government – the story so far

October 31, 2018

This new long read looks at the brexit issues of most relevance to local government – it focuses on four critical ones: how has local government been involved; European funding; the future public sector workforce; and devolution and subsidiarity.

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