The Chartered Trading Standard’s Institute’s workforce survey 2016 provides the most concise and up to date information available on the state of local authority trading standards services operating across England, Scotland and Wales. The final report provides factual information on trading standards budgets, staffing levels, specialist skills and structure within…
Debbie Ladds, chief executive of Local Trust, introduces this year’s new category for C’llr Achievement Awards 2016: Local Trust’s Community Collaborator Award. Who is it for and why does it matter? At the Local Government Association conference in July 2016, we invited local and national political leaders and others to debate…
The Local Government Ombudsman was set up to remedy individual injustice, but very often we find that improving services for one person can have a positive impact on many others, writes Local Government Ombudsman and Chair of the Commission for Local Administration, Dr Jane Martin.
Rose La Touche from Camden Council updates blog readers on the progress of a project that has been working to tackle some of the problems faced by those living in overcrowded housing.
Well we certainly picked an interesting, not to say historic day, to hold the annual local government APPG summer reception.
Jonathan Flowers on experiencing the fear and frustration of not being listened to.
Alongside the rest of the country, we at LGiU are shocked and saddened beyond measure at the brutal murder of Jo Cox.
With one in four of us experiencing mental health problems in any one year, it’s important to recognise that promoting mental well-being is as important as physical well-being, says Tom Pollard.
Chris Ford warns that the proposed cuts to community pharmacy funding represent a set back to tackling health inequalities and a major loss of important community assets.
The Centre for Public Scrutiny has just launched a new paper on the stages that local areas will have to go through in agreeing and implementing a devolution deals which also highlights the need for greater public involvement, writes Ed Hammond.