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Viewpoint: CSDG – Collaborate for better outcomes

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The Children’s Services Development Group (CSDG) was delighted to launch Collaborating for better outcomes, its joint report with LGiU, last week. This is a groundbreaking report which sees commissioners and providers coming together for the first time to find solutions to …

The results are in: the LGiU User Survey 2014

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Every year, we ask our members what they think of our services, how we can improve and what issues matter to them. View the full results of the 2014 LGiU User Survey Below are the highlights of this year’s LGiU User …

Viewpoint: Space Standards, what’s in a word…?

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Marc Vlessing, co-founder of Pocket, a private affordable house builder, expresses his concern about the government’s plan for new space standards, as part of a consultation on housing standards. The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 7th November

Beyond Metrocentralisation

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This week the RSA published “Unleashing Metro Growth: Final Recommendations of the City Growth Commission”. The report calls for the “reconfiguration of our political economy, with city regions at its heart”. It argues that we need a shift in decision-making …

We need real localism, not technocratic tinkering

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Jonathan Carr-West, LGiU Chief Executive, responds to the result of the Scottish independence referendum: Scotland’s decision to stay in the Union and the additional devolution it has been promised will see a renewed focus on local governance in the rest …

LGiU at Party Conference

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Find out about LGiU’s programme of flagship fringes and local government dinners at each of the party conferences.

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

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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 …