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The 2014 CfPS local government Annual Survey is now open for responses.

The Centre for Public Scrutiny’s annual survey takes a comprehensive look at the operation of overview and scrutiny in local government. Since 2004, CfPS has tracked some of the significant trends in the operation of the function in councils up and …

Budget 2014: Comment from Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU


In response to today’s Budget, Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, said: “A penny off a pint, fuel duty rises cancelled and bingo duty halved. As widely predicted, George Osborne’s fifth budget contained lots of popular measures. It was …

Photos from the LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards Ceremony

England, UK . 25.2.2014. London . 2014 LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards. Licensed for immediate editorial use and PR distribution free of charge in connection with the awards, all other rights reserved.

The LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards took place on Tuesday 25th February in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour at Westminster City Hall. The evening provided a brilliant opportunity to celebrate the hard work of councillors across the country and we …

Viewpoint: Payday lending – how can councils help?


The LGiU is working with Citizens’ Advice to help councils better understand how they can support those falling into debt through use of payday loans. We hear from Ashley Scarfield, Campaigns Officer at Citizens Advice, who tells us about the …

5 ways councils can help residents ease debt


Jonathan Carr-West explains how councils can better support those struggling with personal debt in the community.

Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP confirmed as keynote speaker at 2014 C’llr Awards

England, UK . 25.2.2013. London . 2013 C'llr Achievement Awards.

We are delighted to announce the Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has been confirmed as our keynote speaker at the 2014 LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards ceremony, hosted by Westminster City …

Celebrating local government: top 5 photos from our online photography exhibition


The LGiU is celebrating its thirty year anniversary this year. We thought one great way of marking this would be an online exhibition of thirty photographs of local government. We wanted to capture the essence of local government – including …

Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship – we hear from last year’s winner


The Bruce-Lockhart Member Scholarship, which includes a £10,000 bursary for the winner, was created in recognition of the outstanding contribution to Local Government of Lord Sandy Bruce-Lockhart, the former Chairman of the Local Government Association and Leader of Kent County Council. …

What does the Autumn Statement 2013 spell for local government?


This is a statement which recognises that growth begins on our local high streets. Business rates will be discounted for SMEs and payments scheduled over 12 months. In welcome news for finance directors across the land HM Treasury has pledged …

Viewpoint: Does your councillor deserve the Age UK award?


Morgan Vine, Campaigns Officer at Age UK, blogs for LGiU on Age UK’s sponsorship of the Age UK award at the 2014 C’llr Awards