This Brexit update focuses on news, recent reports on Brexit, preparations for a no deal scenario, the economy, immigration, Scotland and Ireland.
What are some EU members doing to grow their housing markets?
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.
The collapse of Carillion had serious and ongoing implications for all the public sector. We look here at a joint select committee report and an NAO report into the collapse and the government’s handling of it.
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.
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.
The recent Rowntree Foundation report examines the reasons for destitution and the policy responses that can help to rectify it.
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.
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.
Scottish Government has acknowledged the key role of local organisations in the quest to eradicate child poverty in Scotland. This briefing introduces two key developments in recent months, paying particular attention to the responsibilities on local government.