Local industrial strategies aim to raise productivity and earning power. Productivity needs to be boosted in ways that improve working people's lives. Which policy solutions could be adopted by local places to improve living standards and ensure that everyone can benefit from and contribute to economic growth?
Working Families and Bright Horizons Family Solutions have published their Modern Families Index, produced annually since 2012. It looks at how working families manage the balance between work and family in the UK.
The King’s Fund, in “Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce”, state that workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience and urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality.
Part of our series on local government internationally, this briefing covers local government in Ecuador and what we can learn from it here in Scotland.
The ‘Twin Towns UK’ programme (2017-2018), ran by Carnegie UK Trust, involved towns being paired with others that had similar characteristics and socio-economic challenges. This briefing covers the programme, what was learned, and the benefits it had.
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.
Managing bad news is now a core skill for those involved in communication and corporate offices on behalf of local government. This briefing discusses some of the causes of reputational damage and identifies approaches that senior officers might wish to consider.
Robin Hood Energy (RHE) was established in 2015 when it became the UK’s first local authority owned gas and electricity supplier. This briefing outlines what was done, how it worked and what could have been done better.
LGiU Ireland went along to Longford for the Association of Irish Local Government’s 2019 training conference. Here’s a brief summary of what was discussed during the packed two-day event, and what Scotland can learn from it.
This is third of our briefings, in collaboration with COSLA, covering the 2018 COSLA Excellence Awards. Here we outline the winners and runners up of the third category, Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health.