This briefing reports on the election of metro-mayors to lead the six Mayoral Combined Authorities in England. It considers the agendas, challenges and opportunities that this milestone presents for both mayoral and non-mayoral areas.
This briefing is one of a series covering global local government. It provides an overview of local government in France, focusing the relationship between the Régions, Départments, and Municipalities (Communes), and on the challenges it faces, some of which are common to sub national government globally, including in the UK.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
This briefing is a summary and comment on the brexit commitments and policies taken from the manifestos of the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrats parties. It also updates readers on the EU preparations for the upcoming brexit negotiations.
What is the scale of spending reductions to ‘neighbourhood’ services such as environmental protection and planning? The APSE report analyses spending and how this has varied, considering it within the context of wider trends in funding. We summarise and comment on the report in this briefing.
Benefits from a strong sense of place range from greater wellbeing through to revitalising a local economy. Planners are crucial to cultivating a sense of place, but there are challenges to putting this into practice. This is the first in a series of briefings about a sense of place.
This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides a summary of key proposals with relevance to local government in the Liberal Democrats and the Green parties manifestos.
This briefing is one of a series covering global local government. It provides an overview of local government in New Zealand, focusing on the funding of New Zealand local government and on the challenges it faces, some of which are common to sub national government globally, including in the UK.
The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.
General Election 2017: Conservative Manifesto Forward Together: Our plan for a stronger Britain and a prosperous future
This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides a summary of key proposals with relevance to local government in the Conservative Party’s manifesto. We will also be publishing a further briefing on the smaller Westminster parties.