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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 …
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
Andy Kaye, Head of Campaigns and Policy, Independent Age, speaks to LGiU about the unexpected consequences of the Care Bill and what this means for government, councils and ultimately care users. The chairman of the New York Stock Exchange Richard …
David Powell, Visiting Professor at the London East Research Unit, blogs for LGiU about the need to tackle the bias towards London in public funding of the arts. His blog is based on the new report, ‘Rebalancing our Cultural Capital‘, which he …
The Local Government Innovation Taskforce has launched a call for evidence. The open inquiry will be used to inform the Labour Party’s Policy Review. This may be of relevance to some of our members. More information can be found below. …
This article was originally published in The MJ. So that’s it for party conferences 2013. A month of late nights, folding chairs, cheap white wine and intense debate is over for another year. As the politicians, activists, lobbyists, journalists and …
There has been a major step change in the way in which public libraries can make a difference to the health and well being of local people. In this guest viewpoint the Reading Agency’s Debbie Hicks discusses the innovative ‘Books on Prescription’ scheme.
This week is Hospice Care Week. In our guest Viewpoint spot Robert Melnitschuk, Policy and Advocacy Manager at Help the Hospices, the national hospice care charity, highlights the key role for local authorities in end of life care.
Olivia Field, Advocacy Assistant at the British Red Cross, explains why confusion over the term ‘prevention’ means health and wellbeing boards are failing to include low-level preventative services in their care strategies. The draft care bill offers an opportunity for clarity.
The Campaign for Fairer Gambling writes for LGiU on the growing problem of betting shops on our high streets The high speed, high stakes casino gaming machines in betting shops now constantly in the news have been described as …