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…

Hanging on the telephone

November 14, 2018

Working in public services requires a great deal of connectivity – both with regards to phone signal and internet connection. But what about when you…

Scottish Empty Homes Conference 2018

November 7, 2018

This guest blog comes to us from Shelter Scotland, who are hosting their annual Scottish Empty Homes Conference later this month. Shaheena Din writes about…


The 100-year life: the role of housing, planning and design

November 15, 2018

By 2025, 8.2 million households will be headed by someone over 65. This paper from SCIE and partners focuses on some of the biggest challenges that affect housing in later life and on the improvements which could make a significant difference to the health and wellbeing of an ageing population.

View all briefings


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.

View all reports