Making a Statement: In praise of local government in Northern Ireland

December 12, 2019

by Lauren Pennycook, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

In difficult economic times, doing more with less is necessary. No-one across the UK knows this more keenly than local government. But as abstract percentages on policy papers translate into real life...

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Why measuring good work matters to ensure good future jobs

December 10, 2019

By Gail Irvine, Senior Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

The Carnegie UK Trust-TASC Ensuring Good Future Jobs essay collections describes many of the key challenges faced by workers in Ireland today, and proposes a series of policy and practice chang...

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Ensuring Good Future Jobs means a focus on job quality

December 10, 2019

By Shana Cohen, Director of TASC

The Carnegie UK Trust-TASC Ensuring Good Future Jobs essay collections describes many of the key challenges faced by workers in Ireland today, and proposes a series of policy and practice chang...

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The Statutory Duty of Care and Fundamental Freedoms

December 10, 2019

by Professor Lorna Woods (University of Essex, Professor of Internet Law)

In the discussions in recent months over the Government’s Online Harms White Pape r, the concern as to how to regulate companies operating in the online environment without impacting on fundamental...

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Report and stories launched by Community Catalysts: Enabling people to ‘do it for themselves’

December 4, 2019

by Angela Catley, Director of Development, Community Catalysts

A few years ago I read an excellent document published by the Carnegie UK Trust called  A routemap to an Enabling State . The document really grabbed me as it was accessible and clear and asked some ...

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On the ground stories of towns

November 28, 2019

by Pippa Coutts, Policy and Development Manager, Carnegie UK Trust

Towns have suffered bad press and been labelled ‘ in crisis ’ as high streets have declined. But millions of people live in towns that are rich with skills, stories and local heroes. Over the...

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Understanding Our Places

November 21, 2019

by Issy Petrie, Policy and Development Officer, Carnegie UK Trust

During Scotland’s Towns Week we’d like to take the time to reflect on the importance of accessible and reliable data in empowering town communities. At the Carnegie UK Trust, we work to support...

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Future Jobs in Ireland – Reflections

November 20, 2019

By Douglas White, Head of Advocacy, Carnegie UK Trust

I had the opportunity to be in Dublin earlier this month for the Irish Government’s ‘Future of Jobs’ summit. One year on from the first such summit and an important milestone as the Government p...

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From Stick to Carrot

November 14, 2019

by Alan Thornburrow, Director, Business in the Community

To coincide with the 10 year anniversary of the publication of the Report by the Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, the Carnegie UK Trust is publishing a serie...

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Connecting communities, kindness and citizen participation

November 13, 2019

by Sarah Davidson, Chief Executive

There is appetite for change across the UK and Ireland. Citizens want to feel more connected to the places they are in and the people around them, and to have a greater sense of control over the decis...

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