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Equipping the councils of the future


Nick Wilson, UK Managing Director of Hewlett Packard, talks to LGiU about the importance of digital innovation in transforming the way local authorities deliver services.

Councillor Camp 2013


In a guest post FutureGov’s Jon Foster urges digitally minded councillors to get themselves along to Councillor Camp (which the LGiU is very pleased to be part of) – it will be fun, informative and it’s free!

Public notices. The case for radical reform: part 1

Public notices

Download the full report Public notices – The case for radical reform- part 1 I want a vibrant, investigative local press. One that will, with strength, scrutinise local institutions. But how can newspapers do this when they are bound by a …

Public notices. The case for radical reform: part 1

This report looks at the current system that requires councils to publish public notices in local newspapers – at an annual cost of up to £67.85m. We call for change in the following areas: free up councils to decide, based …

Why social media will solve the problem of local voter apathy

As part of their Democracy Week, the Guardian’s Local Government Network asked me to write about how social media can and is impacting on local democracy. Below is a copy of their edited version. In this year’s local elections only …

Public notices: the case for radical reform

Can we improve the way we distribute public notices? Take part in the survey for this project: LGiUsurveys/publicnotices It has been estimated to cost local authorities £67.85m every year to have statutory notices published in local newspapers. This seems a …