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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…

Reflections on a visit to Auschwitz

November 16, 2018

“No one can change the past; however the future is in our hands. Help us to preserve the authenticity of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Help us to warn…

Briefings

Empowering People and Places: What Works?

December 7, 2018

What Works Scotland (WWS) was established to improve the way local areas in Scotland use evidence to make decisions about public service reform and develop policy. This briefing outlines what happened at the first of their final conferences where this research was presented.

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Reports

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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Events