This briefing outlines the principles of behavioural change, such as social psychology and behavioural economics, and how they can be applied in local government.
Recent contributors include:
- Ruth Fry, Corporate Communications Manager at Perth and Kinross 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
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The English health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
This is the fourth in a series of briefings looking at social work services in Scotland. This briefing considers the delivery of social care support services specifically.
This briefing considers the the use of underground waste management systems in Europe and their benefits and disadvantages, and discusses what is currently being done in Scotland and the UK.
This briefing summarises and comments on the NHS England Long Term Plan in relation to local government, for Scottish officers and members to read and learn from.
This briefing examines an Irish report on local authority rates collection performance.
As the effects of climate change become more obvious across the world, this is a crucial time for building climate resilience across society. This briefing considers the events of winter 2017/18 and outlines how local authorities can help to build more climate resilient communities.
10.2 million people are estimated to live in food deserts in the UK. This briefing looks at the challenges of quantifying and assessing food availability and increasing access to healthy food options in low income areas.
The Irish local government elections are coming up in May this year. How is the configuration of local electoral areas (LEAs) set to change for the 2019 elections, and what impact will this have? This briefing outlines these changes and what we can learn here in Scotland.
As individual and family debt has increased, there has been growing interest in credit unions. Local authorities across the UK have played a significant role in promoting credit unions and financial inclusion. This briefing outlines some successful examples in both Scotland and further afield.