Housing and Health – the Next Big Thing

April 5, 2018

Last month saw this year’s Chartered Institute for Housing Festival take place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. NHS Health Scotland take us through some…

Future of Local Governance: opening up access to data and taking advantage of new technologies

March 23, 2018

The Academy of Government has been hosting regular seminars on the future of local governance in Scotland. LGiU Scotland’s Charlotte Maddix takes us through what…

Basic Income – first steps in Scotland and where are we now?

March 21, 2018

The idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a feasible and effective welfare system is gaining increasing traction worldwide. Mandy MacEwan, Policy Co-ordinator in Communities & Neighbourhoods…


Swift Read: Just Environmental Justice

April 19, 2018

This paper looks at how councils can work within the status quo to ensure they deliver environmental justice while having one eye on the possibility of an ECT in the not-too-distant-future. It is aimed at relevant decision-makers at local government level.

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Reviving localism: three challenges

February 20, 2018

In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws…

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