In partnership with Cloisters Chambers, the LGiU ran a lunchtime roundtable to discuss the legal responsibilities of council employees and elected members in relation to tackling hate crime and the practical application of these duties.
Over weeks of the General Election we will be offering a series of policy briefings on the manifestos and other election issues, a number of blogs and other resources to support our members. Check back here for updates or look out for our regular tweets and emails. Policy and manifesto briefings We are publishing briefings […]
Many thanks to everyone that joined the Out for the Count campaign to help us tell the story of the 2017 local elections!
The final report of the Local Democracy Commission will be published in the next few weeks, with some radical recommendations that call on government to make significant changes. How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working […]
In 2016/17, LGiU worked in partnership with the Fawcett Society on a year-long Commission on Women in Local Government. The Commission was jointly chaired by Labour’s Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Conservative councillor Cllr Gillian Keegan, Director of Women2Win (now Gillian Keegan MP). Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Commission adopted a strategic approach and […]
This summer the LGiU publishes a series of essays on the future of localism after the EU referendum.
LGiU will be heading to the Liberal Democrat, Labour, and Conservative Autumn Conferences. This page lists our planned events and collates our commentary.
This page is an evolving resource collating useful material on devolution from the LGiU and beyond.
If care providers fail, councils are responsible for ensuring that there is continuity of care. We're working with ADASS and the Department of Health, alongside practitioners, providers and service user representatives to design guidance and a toolkit to help councils develop contingency plans.
The LGiU undertook a consultation of local government on behalf of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). The LGO covers a wide range of services including: housing, planning, social care, housing benefit, transport and highways, environment and waste and council tax. In 2011/12, they received over 20,000 complaints and enquiries. The Ombudsman was then developing the future strategy […]