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Innovation. Influence. Information.
Take part in the survey for this project: LGiUsurveys/publicnotices
It has been estimated to cost local authorities £67.85m every year to have statutory notices published in local newspapers. This seems a large spend under today’s current local media landscape in which
This project is exploring new and more effective ways for councils to distribute statutory notices.
LGiU aims to challenge the current system and look ahead to a ‘digital by default’ method of interaction between council and local community.
The first report of this project has been published. We found:
Councils are crying out for change – over 90% of the councils LGiU have surveyed want the current legal requirements on public notices updated – “they are an out-of-date anachronism of a pre-electronic age” says one participant, with three-quarters (76.6%) indicating they would prefer to publish online only.
We also found that, for some councils, the cost of publishing a public notices can be upwards of three times the cost for other adverts.
The report calls for change in the following areas:
We have re-opened the survey on which this report was based. To provide information on your authority, please follow this link.
LGiU is looking to work with local authorities, local news organisations and citizen-reporters. If you fancy getting involved in our work over the next few months, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
This project is supported by GovDelivery