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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 […]



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.



The Regional and Sectoral Impacts of Brexit

27 Aug 2019 in Briefings

This briefing deals with what has been said so far about specific regional and sectoral impacts of Brexit; it concludes with a brief review of the meaning of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, which has recently come to be considered as a serious policy option in the current debate.


Brexit Update August 2019

27 Aug 2019 in Briefings

What has the new regime in number 10 meant for local government in relation to brexit planning and how are councils meant to prepare for a possible no deal brexit? We consider some of the possible economic and constitutional implications and challenges facing councils – both immediate and more long-term.