Policy Briefings




Housing and planning round-up May 2019

May 13, 2019

This month's round-up includes the latest news on homelessness, permitted development, new housing permissions, and ongoing consultations.



Adaptation actions in cities: what works?

May 9, 2019

Climate change adaptation is an issue of increasing urgency. AECOM’s report for Defra compiled and analysed case studies in five cities to answer how we can evaluate the impact on climate risk of adaptation actions and what characteristics of successful actions or projects may be transferable to other projects.


New Councillors: advice and support

May 8, 2019

Being elected as a councillor is exciting, but can be overwhelming. This briefing is a taster of what the LGiU can help you with and what will be useful to focus on in your first weeks in your new role.



The Irish Option – Changing the Way Councils Respond to Travellers

May 7, 2019

Tackling illegal traveller sites has always been highly contentious for councils. The Home Secretary has set out draft measures to make it easier to remove travellers from land they should not be on and also plans to consider making it a criminal offence to set up illegal encampments.


Local Elections 2019: the results

May 3, 2019

248 councils across England went to the polls yesterday, including many district councils, metropolitan districts and various unitary councils. LGiU live blogged the elections from start to finish – thanks to those who joined us on the live blog and on Twitter.  This briefing covers the net gains and losses…