This briefing highlights aspects of the Scottish Government’s consultation on draft guidance to parts of the Community Empowerment Act which are new, unexpected or controversial, or where the consultation is asking for input on a decision that could have significant implications in terms of implementation.
This re-circulated briefing summarises this NESTA report from its public service transformation network. Written for LGiU in England, LGiU Scotland recipients may find it of interest. We will be looking at this issue from the Scottish perspective in a future briefing.
A partnership of agencies has published the Place Standard, a simple question and answer tool to help evaluate the quality of a place, considering social assets, as well as physical and environmental, and designed to support local people and the public, private and community sectors to work together more effectively.
Community councils bridge the gap between local authorities and communities.
Government ministers, local authorities and the public are more interested in outcomes (impacts) than outputs. This paper, written by Dr Alasdair Macnab, Director of Corporate Services at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, describes a outcome costing model developed by the Royal Botanic Garden.
This policy briefing summarises the findings of the report ‘Equality and Sport Research’ published in January 2016 by sportscotland and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The report looks at who currently participates in sport, the barriers to participation, and suggests potential solutions.
This briefing puts the Chancellor’s 2016 budget in the perspective of the fiscal framework deal as contained in the Scotland Bill and the Holyrood Parties’ evolving plans for income tax.
On 16 March 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget. This briefing summarises its likely impact on local government.
What happened at COP-2 and what happens next: implementing the world’s first global climate change agreement
The United Nations Climate Change Convention Conference of the Parties (COP) concluded with a global agreement to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Local government is crucial to implementation – urban centres globally are at the forefront of the climate change response.
This LGiU Scotland briefing is specially commissioned for our new programme for local government across Scotland. LGiU Scotland is delivered in partnership with Centre for Scottish Public Policy and Boulder Group. Contact us for more information. Summary The potential for unconventional onshore oil and gas development in Scotland is significant. It…