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Competition time: Town Hall-iday Snaps

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Fellow local govvies if you’re anything like us, no holiday is complete without the obligatory visit to some local government offices or a splendid town hall. Maybe like us, too you get a bit of derision from your family and …

Photos from the APPG for Local Gov Summer Reception

England, UK . 14.7.2014. London . House of Commons. Summer reception of the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group. Supplied for immediate publication in connection with the reception free of charge, all other rights reserved.

On Monday 14th July 2014, LGiU held its annual All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group Summer Reception on the Terrace at the House of Commons. LGiU and Hewlett-Packard picked the event to launch a new report, entitled ‘Technology and transformation …

Technology and transformation in town halls

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LGiU and HP today publish a new report arguing that to realise the potential of the tech revolution, councils must adopt a people-centred approach. The report, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group Summer Reception, claims that we …

A call for councils to protect pubs

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Claire Cain, CAMRA’s Campaigns Manager, writes about the importance of community pubs and the part that councils can play in keeping them open. This is a call from CAMRA to ask all councils to utilise available powers and tools to …

Municipal Futures Storified

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A collection of comment and reflection on Municipal Futures.   [View the story "Municipal Futures" on Storify]  

Comment from Jonathan Carr-West on the 2014 Queen’s Speech


The Queen’s speech outlining the last legislative programme before the election in May 2015 once again underlined the Coalition’s main task of cutting the deficit. Measures to cut tax avoidance, help small businesses access finance and simplify the planning system …

Viewpoint: Focus of the Home Care Workforce Commission


The Commission is meeting in a time of considerable change and innovation in the way that health and social care services services are provided.However this context provides a great opportunity to identify and influence the shape of the Future Home …

Viewpoint: How can we achieve the home care workforce that we all deserve?


Paul Burstow, MP is chairing the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce. A couple of weeks ago the diary of a home care workershone a light on highs and frankly far too many lows that care workers all around …

LGiU’s new publication Municipal Futures


We think it’s time to reclaim the word ‘municipal’ and to reframe it for the 21st century.  LGiU publishes its new collection of essays, Municipal Futures, which aims to do just this. It brings together thoughts and ideas on the kind of council …

2014 local elections: the final results

Overall results Labour +6 councils + 338 seatsConservatives -11 councils -230 seatsLiberal Democrats -2 councils -310 seatsUKIP + 0 councils + 161 seats   Control by councilAdur Con HAmber Valley Lab GBarking & Dagenham Lab HBarnet Con HBarnsley Lab HBasildon …