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Beyond Metrocentralisation

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This week the RSA published “Unleashing Metro Growth: Final Recommendations of the City Growth Commission”. The report calls for the “reconfiguration of our political economy, with city regions at its heart”. It argues that we need a shift in decision-making …

Party conference roundup

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The devolution question following the Scottish referendum was debated widely at each conference, particularly in the fringes, and the fallout from the Scottish referendum for local areas is still a hot topic among localists and some political commentators.

Localism in a hung parliament

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A hung parliament next May is looking like a very likely prospect. But while coalition negotiations leave everything hanging in the balance, the practice of governing where it really counts will carry on.   135 days after their last national …

Incentives for Local Growth at the Conservative Fringe

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LGiU and Westminster Council evaluate the incentives in place for encouraging local economic growth.

LGiU at the Liberal Democrat Party Conference

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Growth and localism at the LibDem Party Conference

Democracy-max: council leaders say yes to devolution

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England and Wales should have the same devolved powers as Scotland and that power should be held locally.

Public Health at the Labour Fringe

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LGiU explores local councils’ provision of public health services at our Labour Conference Fringe event.

LGiU at the Conservative Party Conference

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From social care and health to growth and new powers for councils, localism is at the top of the agenda.

LGiU at the Labour Party Conference

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Post referendum, pre-general election – localism will be a hot topic at the party conferences. Find out what LGiU is doing at the Labour Party Conference.

Can you top Maputo? #townhalliday competition extension

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Yes, today was  the deadline for our #townhalliday snaps, but we have decided to extend the deadline given the surge of late interest.  You now have until close of day 19 September to send in your town hall  holiday photo …