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New Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce launched

The Rt Hon Paul Burstow MP, LGiU and Mears Group today announce the launch of a new commission to investigate workforce development in the home care sector. As more people need care in their own homes and as we face …

Fewer than 1 in 5 councils report making surplus income on traffic enforcement

New research by local government think tank, LGiU, calls for Government to give local authorities greater freedom to deliver on their traffic enforcement duties. The research, published in partnership with SEA, found that fewer than one in five councils reported making …

Over a third of councils warn they may be unable to deliver essential services

Over a third of councils [1] have warned that financial constraints may place them in a situation where they are no longer able to provide basic services [2], reveals research by think tank LGiU and local government trade magazine The …

Councils must take the lead in tackling the personal debt crisis

21 January 2014 Local government think tank LGiU has called on local authorities to use their role as community leaders to tackle the root causes of personal debt. An LGiU survey reveals that 77% of councils believe that personal debt …

Government planning policy puts England’s green belts at risk, suggests new research

Half of the councils in England with green belt land are preparing to allocate some of it for development whilst brownfield sites throughout the country are overlooked, suggests research published today by the National Trust. Eighteen months after the Government …

Autumn Statement 2013: Comment from Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGiU

Commenting on today’s Autumn Statement given by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon George Osborne MP, Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, said: “This is a statement which recognises that growth begins on our local high streets. Business …

Think tank urges social landlords to bolster relationships with tenants

New research by local government think tank, LGiU, calls for councils and housing associations to re-think their relationships with their tenants. The report, supported by Mears Group, argues that social landlords must engage in a meaningful conversation with tenants if …

National councillor awards open for nominations

The LGiU and CCLA are delighted to announce that the 2014 Annual C’llr Achievement Awards are now open for nominations. Back for a fifth year, the C’llr Awards are the only national awards ceremony to recognise and reward the outstanding …

Think Tank Issues Warning on School Places

With a record number of entries onto school rolls, local authorities are calling on the Government for greater clarity on the management of school places to ensure a balanced system. In partnership with the NUT, think tank LGiU surveyed 95 …

Cut red tape and give councils the freedom to tackle rogue landlords, says new report

Local authorities need greater freedom to enforce standards in the private rented sector. Central government bureaucracy is undermining the ability of councils to tackle poor standards in the private rented sector (PRS), according to research published today by think tank …

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