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A skilled workforce for an ageing society


We’ve said it for so long, it’s beginning to get tiresome. We’re facing a crisis in care of monumental proportions. The system is creaking. We need more people to take on caring roles to meet the needs of an ageing …

Technology and transformation in town halls

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LGiU has worked in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to look at the opportunities and challenges presented to local authorities by new technology. The report claims that we need to stop thinking about technology as a solution in itself. Rather, we need …

Public Houses


New LGiU report, “Public Houses: How councils and communities can save pubs”, produced in partnership with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) argues that local authorities should take action to protect pubs from redevelopment. The report, which is based on a series of …

People-shaped places

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LGiU has carried out an evaluation of Lambeth’s new approach to improving the local neighbourhood. Instead of asking residents  “do you support this proposal”, Lambeth wanted to ask residents “what would you like to see in this area?” The approach …

2014 Political Control Local Authorities Map

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The LGiU and MJ are proud to publish the 2014 political control local authorities map, reflecting all the latest results from the 2014 local elections. Download the PDF of the map here.

Municipal Futures


LGiU has published a new collection of short essays on the future of local government. The collection, written by LGiU staff, is an attempt to move beyond debates about technical solutions to problems and to ask more fundamental questions about …

LGiU live blog: 2014 local elections


Please feel free to comment on our blog and tell us about your experiences of this year’s local elections.   The LGiU and our guest contributors will be live blogging during the 2014 Local Elections on 22 May and throughout …

Diary of a home care worker: Part 1


An eloquent first hand account of life on the front line of care, part of the Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce

Municipal Futures


Upcoming local elections will see new councillors elected, new administrations forming and members taking on new portfolios. They will immediately be immersed into the frantic day to day life of a busy council, but if and when they get a …

Local elections 2014: The 5 key questions


With local elections almost upon us it’s hard not to be drawn into speculation about the results. Rather than offering predictive hostages to fortune, however, we think it’s more helpful to try and draw out some of the key questions …