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Metro-mayors: opportunities and implications

June 2, 2017

This briefing reports on the election of metro-mayors to lead the six Mayoral Combined Authorities in England. It considers the agendas, challenges and opportunities that this milestone presents for both mayoral and non-mayoral areas.


Election Time 2017: issues for local authorities

March 28, 2017

Councils have a unique role to play in promoting participation and ensuring that election campaigns are fairly run. This briefing on the publicity code, good practice, and the impact on ward councillors should be of assistance.


Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 4: Leadership

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders…


Network on the Future of Local Democracy – Meeting 2: Finance

How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working with the James Madison Charitable Trust to establish a high level Network made up of local government leaders…


Devolution Deals – Governance and Engagement

May 16, 2016

How are devolution deals negotiated and evaluated and are communities and the voluntary sector involved? The two reports considered here from NAVCA and Locality, and from the Political Studies Association, consider these issues and make recommendations for local and central government to improve negotiation and involvement.


They said it couldn’t be done! (or how we know about every candidate this May)

April 21, 2016 by Ingrid Koehler

Joe Mitchell, from our Democracy Club partners in #OutfortheCount, takes a moment to celebrate a momentous achievement in opening up UK elections, but there’s more to do!   We had a crazy idea. Based on our success at last year’s general election, creating the most comprehensive and accurate parliamentary candidate database,…


We need you to help open elections

April 8, 2016 by Ingrid Koehler

We are very pleased to announce that the LGiU and Democracy Club project Out for the Count has received support from the Open Data Institute.  Out for the Count is going to deliver the first open data set of local elections return data as soon as possible after 5 May…


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Budget 2016: devolution and local growth

April 4, 2016

The 2016 Budget clearly impacts on local authority leadership of local growth and devolution deals. Despite continuing progress, and three new devolution deals - the first mayoral deals in non-metropolitan and two tier areas, there are major challenges ahead for the whole devolution 'project' .


Resilience in Practice – LGiU Policy Briefing

November 12, 2015

A new LGiU report, Resilience in Practice, looks at what resilience means for local authorities. The paper argues that building an understanding of resilience at the local level will enable better responses to the big challenges we face, and offers guidance for councils to facilitate their thinking about the subject.


Resilience in Practice

November 5, 2015 by Andrew Walker

Resilience has become a widely used concept in policy circles, particularly in terms of flood response, climate change adaptation and community cohesion. But there are many interpretations and the term is used in different ways, by different organisations, in different contexts. Our new policy report, Resilience in practice, looks at some…


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