Policy themes

The LGiU has chosen three policy themes as a focus for its work in 2017. If you would like to work with us contact Lauren Lucas. We also deliver a range of bespoke project work and consultancy services for local authorities and their stakeholders. Find out more.

Highlights from our spring/early summer programme at a glance.

Policy themes

Finance

January 2, 2017

How should local government be funded? Local government finances are in a period of great uncertainty. The removal of the Revenue Support Grant and localisation of business rates represent a major departure in the funding of local services and raise big questions about fair and sustainable financing for local government.…


Services

January 2, 2017

Public services are under increasing strain. Shrinking resources and rising demand for services such as adult social care have placed huge pressure on councils’ ability to deliver their statutory and other functions. At the same time, there has never been a greater need for innovation. In this programme we will…


Democracy

January 2, 2017

How can we strengthen local democracy? Recent events have created a lively public debate around the future of democracy. Many people feel completely disengaged from politics and disempowered by the operation of governments national and local. Meanwhile the future of devolution, which appeared to be underway in 2016, is now…