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New film: Community pubs report launch with CAMRA

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The LGiU was pleased to launch our new report, ‘Public houses: how councils and communities can save pubs‘, in partnership with CAMRA at the LGA Conference. Watch the film below to find out more. Read the full report here. Film …

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 …

People-shaped places: how Lambeth let residents redesign the neighbourhood

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Building places we want to live in is more than just an aesthetic challenge. We know that well-designed public spaces boost local economies, enhance community safety, reduce crime, improve public health and happiness, and increase community cohesion. But to design …

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

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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 …

LGiU’s new publication Municipal Futures

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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 …

Morgan McSweeney: the real stories behind the local election results

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We hear from our Count Commentator, Morgan McSweeney, Head of LGA Labour, about the real stories behind the local election results. The election results shows how difficult it is to tell the story of the local elections simply. The national …

Is Ukip’s political earthquake more of a storm in a teacup?

This Blog originally appeared on Guardian Public Leaders It’s looking like a bit of a glass-half-empty/glass-half-full election for pretty much everyone. For Labour it was very much a game of two halves: they lost a lot of votes to UKIP …

Dan Peters, MJ on the LGA

The local election results are still coming in thick and fast but the implications for the Local Government Association were clear a long time ago. Short of a minor miracle, Labour were always going to wrestle the leadership from Sir …