Briefings

Brexit Update: September 2018

October 1, 2018

This Brexit update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, immigration, Scotland and Ireland.



Ipso facto: local authorities and press complaints

September 25, 2018

Two recent IPSO adjudications show different outcomes for local government. This briefing summarises the complaints, adjudications and outcomes, and suggests learning points for local authorities.



Tackling period poverty: Scotland in the lead

September 18, 2018

Scotland is the first nation in the world to offer free period products in all schools, colleges and universities. But why is this necessary? This briefing examines the phenomenon of period poverty and what is being done across the UK to tackle it.


Building resilience: good mental health for young people

September 13, 2018

By the time they are 16, three children in every classroom in Scotland will have experienced a mental health problem. This briefing will address the current state of mental health provision for children and young people and what role local government can play in improving outcomes.


Destitution in the UK 2018

September 11, 2018

The recent Rowntree Foundation report examines the reasons for destitution and the policy responses that can help to rectify it.


Swift Read: Ireland’s SuperValu TidyTowns

September 10, 2018

Now in its 60th year, the SuperValu TidyTowns Competition is a hugely popular initiative taking place annually across Ireland. This Swift Read will outline the premise and values of the TidyTowns competition, and how this format can be utilised to similar success in Scotland.


Welfare Conditionality Project: Final Findings Report

September 8, 2018

The final report of a five-year ESRC-supported project on welfare conditionality will be of interest to officers and members in all types of authority with an interest in welfare reform, poverty reduction, and employment.



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