• Mon. Sep 27th, 2021

Scotland’s commitment to tackling the rising drug deaths

The rise in Scotland drug-related deaths As more drug-related deaths are rising in Scotland, the government has decided that creating another drug rehab centre will help reduce the problem. Scotland…

Malawi: ERIS jointly conducts training workshop series

ERIS and the Malawi Electoral Support Network (MESN) have just carried out a training workshop series on Election Standards and Principles. The two-day trainings took place in Blantyre (2-3 December),…

Surveillance: All You Need To Know

Important CCTV & Surveillance Information In the United Kingdom closed-circuit television (CCTV) as well as video surveillance security systems are designed to monitor public behaviour and movement. It has been…

Limiting “shared services” options to the back office would only save 3.6% of expenditure and that too is the best case scenario, according to a NLGN report

The NLGN report, “Shared Necessities: the next generation of shared services”, argues that most likely efficiency savings on average a local authority would make by embracing shared services for back-office…

Housing Minister Grant Shapps today set out further steps for all new homes to be zero carbon from 2021

Rather than a top-down prescriptive approach, the plans outlined by Mr Shapps aim to give councils and developers much more flexibility to decide how to meet the ambitious eco-standards. As…

Proposals for a fairer planning fees system have been set-out for consultation.

At the moment local council taxpayers have been left subsidising the costs of dealing with planning applications. Councils have been unable to recover the true costs of applications because of…

The National Housing Federation has welcomed the Government’s decision

The National Housing Federation has welcomed the Government’s decision to drop proposals from the Welfare Reform Bill to punish jobseekers by cutting their housing benefit by 10% The Government had…

The National Housing Federation has warned that the cuts of £446m to area-based grants announced yesterday (Thursday) could have a dire effect on vulnerable people

– with many local authorities feeling compelled to reduce housing care and support services. The cuts announced by the Department for Communities and Local Government include £30m from the Supporting…