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The Meaning of a ‘No-Deal’ Brexit

12 Sep 2019 in Briefings

Although the possibility of a no deal Brexit has fallen, it could still happen. This briefing sets out the likely consequences of no deal. It includes a summary of government preparations, with a focus on operation Yellowhammer.



Building a movement: tackling cup waste from all angles

11 Sep 2019

As climate change becomes an increasingly pressing issue, so too has the issue of waste and single-use disposable items. Georgina Massouraki, Campaigns Officer at Keep Scotland Beautiful, blogs about their Cup Movement campaign and the role local government can play.



Wellbeing for councillors: keeping safe and happy this autumn

9 Sep 2019

As a busy autumn approaches with party conferences or a potential General Election on the horizon, politicians are under more scrutiny in the public eye than usual. Both the media and the general public are paying more attention to what MPs and councillors are doing, and this can have an adverse effect on your safety […]





Sure Start Children’s Centres – update

30 Aug 2019 in Briefings

Summary At the heart of an increased focus on early years, public policy since the millennium has been focused on the Sure Start Children’s Centres programme. At its peak, 3,600 centres brought together a range of services designed to improve the life chances of the youngest children and their families including early education and childcare, […]


Directly Elected Mayors – England, Ireland… Scotland?

29 Aug 2019 in Briefings

In May this year, three cities in Ireland held plebiscites consulting the public on whether or not they wanted a directly elected mayor for their cities. This briefing will look at how England and Ireland have gotten where they are with directly elected mayors and explore what Scotland can take from this.