122 posts categorised "Local government"
May 19, 2021 Social mobility and the UK skills revolution A skills revolution in the UK was promised in this week’s Queen’s Speech, chiming with our latest Future of Government research that highlights the importance of skills and education in creating a socially mobile society and in levelling up the UK.
March 25, 2021 Did the Budget play to the levelling up agenda? As we look to recovery, the tax system and public spending are two key levers the Government can use to boost equality and level up the UK.
March 22, 2021 Why gender and regional inequality need to be at the heart of levelling up To truly ‘level up’, economic and social policy needs to directly address how gender inequality and regional inequality come together.
March 17, 2021 Business leaders say skills, infrastructure and Net Zero should be priorities for Government Business leaders say skills, infrastructure and Net Zero should be priorities for the UK Government.
March 08, 2021 Inclusion and diversity will be key to a fair recovery Rachel Taylor blogs on inclusion and diversity in policy making and the public sector.
January 14, 2021 Working together for a fair recovery Quentin Cole looks beyond the immediate challenges of the pandemic towards recovery and the opportunity to create a more equitable, greener and sustainable future.
March 09, 2020 Budget 2020: Local government must make the leap beyond an austerity mindset Is your council ready to rebuild in a purposeful way to deliver new ways of working and create a fairer and more inclusive future for communities?
March 03, 2020 Ready to respond? How fire and rescue can adapt for the future Hugo Warner & Andy Theedom explore how fire and rescue services can both do their ‘day job’ and achieve a state of readiness.
February 06, 2020 Why we need to look beyond devolution to create liveable places across the UK Our new Future of Government report, Making the UK Fairer: Where we live, shows that Londoners are twice as likely to think that “British society is fair” than those in the South West, North West or East of England and sets out our recommendations for closing that gap.
December 09, 2019 How data can drive Good Growth for Cities As we enter a new chapter in public spending, it’s a good time to reflect on the impact of sustained years of reduced funding and slow economic recovery from recession and how they have reshaped the places in which we live.
October 17, 2019 Making the most of AI and new technology for policing A quick glance through the global reporting about police use of AI and new technology, shows the challenges that come hand in hand with potential benefits when it comes to new technologies such as facial recognition. So, how can police use AI and new technology wisely and responsibly?
July 15, 2019 How can councils develop a digital mindset? Andy Theedom explores the findings of our latest local government survey, The Local State We’re In, and finds that funding pressures are still constraining local councils from fulfilling their ambitions, and no less so when it comes to technology.
July 03, 2019 How can the next Spending Review work better for different places? Reflecting on our roundtable with the Institute for Government Nancy Park considers how the Spending Review can work better for different places
March 21, 2019 Which taxes could be devolved to local government in England? By Mike Suarez and Sharon Blain. What are the options for tax devolution in England and how much revenue could they generate?
February 27, 2019 Mapping out the route to the ‘smart city’ vision While technology brings us closer to the aspiration of a smart city providing ever more tailored and responsive services for citizens, it remains unclear how to make it a reality that works for everyone. Underpinning development towards a smart future is a reinvention of our transport service and the infrastructure that supports them.
February 12, 2019 How can councils help build the care workforce of the future? By Emma Franklin and Matt Jones. With rising demand for adult social care and a deficit of up to 290,000 care workers by 2030, Emma Franklin and Matt Jones explore three questions councils should ask themselves if they're to build a care workforce for the future.
November 27, 2018 Tax devolution: overdue or over-rated? By Andy Theedom and Sharon Blain. Is tax devolution in England overdue or over-rated? We explore the options for local taxes, from stamp duty to income tax.
November 01, 2018 Be careful what you wish for? Will lifting the housing cap be enough to get Britain building? By Mike Suarez. Local authorities, house builders and housing associations have been calling for the HRA cap to be lifted for many years, but will it be enough to address the UK housing challenge?
November 01, 2018 Good growth for cities: time to take the long view By Jonathan House. With a decade worth of data, this year's Good Growth for Cities report looks back at the last ten years to uncover the fundamental drivers of growth.
October 19, 2018 It takes a village: How can councils and their partners create environments where children thrive? By Jonathan House. How can councils work with partners to create a ‘village’ where children thrive? Leadership, collaborative working, making good use of data and evidence to tackle the drivers of demand and engaging with communities and families are all key.