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Forthcoming events

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.

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Fracking: The Case for and Against

6 May 10:00 - 16:00

There are currently 176 Petroleum Exploration Development Licences for onshore oil and gas in the UK. The new round of onshore licensing, which will be complete by the summer, will likely double the area currently under exploration, and especially enlarge the areas in which unconventional energy sources are sought. This seminar examines the case for and against fracking from a local government perspective, dealing in particular with: Climate change impacts, the potential economic benefits to local communities, environmental risks and other local impacts, the regulatory regime and alternative energy sources.

Coast to Capital Construction Summit

26 June 09:00 - 12:00

LGiU and CITB, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction sector, will host a Construction Summit at Hove Town Hall. This event will be kindly hosted by Cllr Jason Kitcat, Leader of Brighton and Hove City Council and will focus on the Coast to Capital LEP region. It is part of a national series of ten events.

Being an effective Councillor: ways of strengthening and sustaining personal resilience

24 July 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.

An Introduction to Local Government Finance

11 September 09:30 - 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 announced by the Chancellor in June.