Throughout the year, LGiU runs an extensive and popular programme of events, including policy roundtables, seminars, publication launches and party conference fringes.
Our influential events bring together key decision makers from both local and central government to gain practical insights into current policy debates.
3 December 10:00 - 15:00
Council budgets look likely to be under significant pressure until the end of the decade. This seminar will look at the implications of these longer term trends as well as the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review for 2015/16.The seminar will cover the major changes to local government finance that came into operation in April 2013: the localisation of Business Rates and the expectation of councils generating local economic growth to help fund services. The impact on council budgets of the welfare reform changes; the Localism Act and any fresh or recent government initiatives and announcements will also be assessed.
4 December 09:30 - 16:00
This seminar looks at the steps local authorities can take to protect the most vulnerable in their communities, support the living standards of local people, and distribute the impacts of austerity and the proceeds of growth fairly. Giving a central role to Fairness Commissions as part of broader alliances with civil society and local communities, the focus is on how local authorities can build on and develop existing achievements now and beyond 2015.
Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience: Manchester Town Hall
4 December 09:30 - 15:30
Personal resilience is about maintaining a sense of wellbeing, being mentally strong, effectively meeting different demands and performing at one’s best on behalf of individuals, communities as well as being an effective leader. This is a very practical seminar that will provide each participant with methods and helpful ideas to manage the pressures they face and enable them to be able to maximise the positive aspects of being an elected member.
15 December 09:30 - 15:30
Participatory Appraisal (PA) is a method of consultation, designed to be none threatening and offer a fun and alternative method of gathering both qualitative and quantitative results. This training day is very practical and hands on, teaching delegates to enjoy consulting.