LGiU has worked in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to look at the opportunities and challenges presented to local authorities by new technology. The report claims that we need to stop thinking about technology as a solution in itself. Rather, we need …
New LGiU report, “Public Houses: How councils and communities can save pubs”, produced in partnership with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) argues that local authorities should take action to protect pubs from redevelopment. The report, which is based on a series of …
LGiU has carried out an evaluation of Lambeth’s new approach to improving the local neighbourhood. Instead of asking residents “do you support this proposal”, Lambeth wanted to ask residents “what would you like to see in this area?” The approach …
The LGiU and MJ are proud to publish the 2014 political control local authorities map, reflecting all the latest results from the 2014 local elections. Download the PDF of the map here.
LGiU has published a new collection of short essays on the future of local government. The collection, written by LGiU staff, is an attempt to move beyond debates about technical solutions to problems and to ask more fundamental questions about …
- 24 July New LGiU Report: Technology and transformation in town halls
- 24 July Pension Funds – Governance
- 23 July The revolution in electoral registration: are you getting it right?
- 22 July Below the Breadline: Latest Oxfam Report
- 21 July Ethical standards for the providers of public services: Committee on Standards in Public Life
24 July 09:30 - 15:30: Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience
Personal resilience is about maintaining a sense of wellbeing, being mentally strong, effectively meeting different demands and performing at one’s best on behalf of individuals, communities as well as being an effective leader. This is a very practical seminar that will provide each participant with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected member.
- 11 September 09:30 - 15:00 An Introduction to Local Government Finance
- 15 September 09:45 - 16:30 Community Engagement in the current climate
- 23 September 09:30 - 16:00 Social Media, Community & The Local Authority
- 25 September 10:00 - 15:00 Councillor Training: Chairing Skills
LGIU in the news
- 24 July Guardian: Homecare needs a highly-skilled workforce to care for our ageing society
- 20 July The Observer: The rise of data and the death of politics
- 17 July Guardian: How to save a pub at risk of closure
- 17 July Public Finance: Service delivery: is there an app for that?
- 15 July Wigan Today: Call to make it harder to convert pubs