Immigration seemingly played a major part in deciding the EU referendum in 2016. With the UK due to leave the European Union in six months’ time, a debate is underway on how the UK’s immigration system should look at the start of the next decade.
Last week, LGiU were in attendance at the COSLA annual conference, "Our Agenda". Hannah Muirhead reports back from day one, covering the key messages and issues from the first round of presentations, particularly the Tourist Tax, the Charter on Local Self-Governance and the post-EU prosperity fund.
The Government’s apprenticeships reforms aim to set new standards, involve employers more, increase and widen participation, and ensure sustainable employment. This briefing looks at the Government’s assessment of its programme.
LGiU's monthly housing and planning round up includes government announcements, latest housing and planning news, major reports and ongoing consultation documents. This month’s ‘big issue’ is social housing in England.
The integration of health and social care services has been a hot-button issue for several years now. This briefing looks at some examples of community led care and how local authorities can support the replication and scale-out of such initiatives.
Swift Read: What Cannabis Legislation Will Mean for Municipal Government in Canada and Lessons for the UK
From October 2018, Canadian residents will be legally able to consume recreational cannabis. This briefing looks at what the legalisation will mean for those who oversee its implementation, particularly Canada’s federal, provincial and municipal governments.
The European Commission has published a report on public administration characteristics and performance in the EU. Originally created for Irish readers, this briefing examines the findings of the research and highlights areas which require further effort as general public service reform is rolled out in Ireland, and what Scotland can…
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee report deals with the criteria for deciding whether public sector projects are suitable to be run by the private sector, the success of PFI, and how the market is shaped and managed for the private delivery of public sector projects and services.
The UK government has promised to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. The rough sleeping strategy describes how the government plans to do this using a three-pronged vision involving prevention, intervention and recovery.
Dog mess is one of the most common causes of complaints to local councils. What innovative solutions are being used by councils? This Swift Read outlines ways of tackling dog fouling using case studies and examples of the different schemes used by local authorities.