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LGIU in the media

The LGiU is a regular voice in both the national and the local news. Below are some links to the latest coverage.

 

Me, myself and care funding

Public Finance – 16 July 2013

 

The structure of social care is at risk from the depletion of self-funders’ assets

carehome.co.uk – 16 July 2013

 

Self-funders: focused information is key

ADASS – 16 July 2013

 

LTC sufferers at risk from lack of financial advice

FT Adviser – 16 July 2013

 

Financial advice is key to making care system work

Financial Reporter – 16 July 2013

 

Councils boost support for self-funders but gaps remain, finds study

Community Care – 16 July 2013

 

Entire structure of social care system at risk, LGiU report warns

Actuarial Post – 16 July 2013

 

News bite: community budgets, benefit reform, housing and pocket parks

Guardian Local Government Network – 14 July 2013

 

LGiU: Whitehall silos could stymie neighbourhood budget expansion

The MJ – 9 July 2013

 

We need fundamental innovation and change in local government

LSE Politics and Policy blog – 9 July 2013

 

War of words as Lynne Featherstone and Catherine West for prepare for General Election clash

Tottenham and Wood Green Journal  - 2 July 2013

 

The 2013 spending review lacks the initiative to localise public spending

Guardian Local Leaders – 26 June 2013

 

What happened to local autonomy, chancellor?

Public Finance – 26 June 2013

 

Connected Localism

Progress – 25 June 2013

 

Community budget fears dismissed as ‘hogwash’

The MJ – 20 June 2013

 

Localism: getting connected

Public Finance – 19 June 2013

 

LGiU urges joint approach to solving social challenges

The MJ – 19 June 2013

 

Connecting future citizens

The Guardian –  19 June 2013

 

Ombudsman must do more to support councillors, reports LGiU

The MJ – 12 June 2013

 

Rod Bluh has had enough of central government

Swindon Advertiser – 10 June 2013

 

Roundup: has the time come for a unified public service?

Guardian Public Leaders Network – 3 June 2013

 

The Big Lunch: Creating a sense of community across the fragmenting neighbourhoods of Britain

LSE Politics and Policy blog – 29 May 2013

 

A third of councils are considering compulsory landlord licensing

Guardian Local Government Network – 29 May 2013

 

Lessons from the ‘One Norbiton Neighbourhood Community Budget’ pilot

The MJ – 23 May 2013

 

Separate voices are vital for services

The LGC – 23 May 2013

 

80% of English councils want a greater role in PRS regulation

Inside Housing – 17 May 2013

 

Ofsted schools shift face councils’ flak

The MJ – 15 May 2013

 

DfE schools plan branded ‘illogical’

The MJ – 15 May 2013

 

The Big Lunch: sitting down to lunch with neighbours helps share ideas

Guardian Local Government Network – 13 May 2013

 

Expert round up: how to encourage local democratic participation

Guardian Local Government Network – 6 May 2013

 

Politics Live with Andrew Sparrow: Local elections 2013

The Guardian – 3 May 2013

 

Transformation exaggeration

Public Finance – 3 May 2013

 

Clarity, freedom and flexibility: the One Norbiton neighbourhood budget

Guardian Local Government Network – 3 May 2013

 

Local elections 2013: the big questions for local government

Guardian Local Government Network – 3 May 2013

 

Mears Care group joins with Local Government Information Unit to boost prevention and early intervention in new project

homecare.co.uk – 2 May 2013

 

Leading questions: Jonathan Carr-West, LGiU

The Guardian – 30 April 2013

 

Expert round up: sharing services to save councils money

The Guardian Local Government Network – 27 April 2013

 

 Top tips: lessons from the community budget pilots

The Guardian Local Government Network – 20 April 2013

 

Snub for localism

The MJ – 17 April 2013

 

The jury is still out on the general power of competence

The Guardian Local Government Network – 17 April 2013

 

Expert round up: managing local and central government relations

The Guardian Local Government Network – 6 April 2013

 

Authorities slam ‘short term’ freeze 

The MJ – 4 April 2013

 

Planning boss tells developers ‘hands off Salford’

The Manchester Gazette – 3 April 2013

 

Working lives: picking up the pieces after the Oldham gas blast

The Guardian Local Government Network – 3 April 2013

 

Council demands government backs off its greenfield land

24dash.com – 2 April 2013

 

Local tax changes: walk the line

Public Finance – 1 April 2013

 

Has the NPPF neutered councils?

Planning Magazine – 1 April 2013

 

Homes threat to green fields as ‘urban sites are neglected’: Developers building on virgin land because it is cheaper, charity says

Daily Mail – 28 March 2013

 

FactCheck: Housing crisis update

Channel 4 FactCheck Blog – 27 March 2013

 

Local people’s views ‘being ignored by planning inspectors in favour of developers’

The Telegraph – 27 March 2013

 

People condemned to living in ‘rabbit hutch houses’ without planning reforms

The Telegraph – 27 March 2013

 

Unlike most government reforms, the impact of planning changes is forever

The Guardian – 27 March 2013

 

Campaigners warn on planning dangers

Financial Times – 27 March 2013

 

Planning reforms put Localism at risk, report finds

localgov.co.uk – 27 March 2013

 

Planning reforms put Localism at risk, report finds (£)

The MJ – 27 March 2013


Is this a Plan A 2.0 Budget?

Public Finance – 20 March 2013

 

Budget 2013 – sector reaction (£)

The MJ – 20 March 2013

 

Local government: what you need to know from the 2013 budget

The Guardian Local Government Network – 20 March 2013

 

Osborne under pressure amid capital growth fears (£)

The MJ – 14 March 2013

 

Extend local development plan deadline, conservationists urge

localgov.co.uk – 7 March 2013

 

Councils need more time to adopt local plans, National Trust urges (£)

The MJ – 7 March 2013

 

Innovative Town Hall leader Catherine West wins national title

Islington Tribune – 1 March 2013

 

Stockton Councillor named Online Councillor of the Year

Evening Gazette – 28 February 2013

 

Think tank award for council partnership

Burton Mail – 28 February 2013

 

Local councils want to set tax rates

The Guardian – 28 February 2013

 

Carr-West to head up LGiU

localgov.co.uk – 27 February 2013

 

Cllr Paul Bettison wins top award

Bracknell News – 26 February 2013

 

Winners of the 2013 C’llr Achievement Awards (£)

The MJ – 26 February 2013

 

South Lakeland District Councillor wins national award

Westmoreland Gazette – 26 February 2013

 

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