Feel the power – community planning comes of age

April 20, 2016

This briefing highlights aspects of the Scottish Government’s consultation on draft guidance to parts of the Community Empowerment Act which are new, unexpected or controversial, or where the consultation is asking for input on a decision that could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.

Connected Councils: A Digital Vision of Local Government in 2025

April 14, 2016

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.

The Place Standard: A Scottish tool to get people talking about places

April 11, 2016

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.

Strategic Frameworks, Outcome Costing/Budgeting, and Cost-Effectiveness

March 31, 2016

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.

Equality and Sport Research in Scotland

March 30, 2016

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.

Budget 2016: Analysis

March 22, 2016

On 16 March 2016, Chancellor George Osborne delivered the Budget. This briefing summarises its likely impact on local government.

Unconventional Onshore Oil and Gas

March 15, 2016

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…