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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.

Community sport, rugby, women

Bowler hats in room

Citizen Power Peterborough: the Arts and Social Change Programme

September 3, 2015

Citizen Power Peterborough: the Arts and Social Change Programme aimed to use socially engaged art to stimulate community participation and generate new perspectives among leaders of public services. It also sought to support locally based artists to contribute to the city's aspirations.

Manchester, city, growth, devolution, night, economy

Enhanced devolution 2015-20 – Building the case

June 23, 2015

In the light of the Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill, how should local authorities shape and progress proposals for enhanced devolution? This briefing explores key issues raised by the Bill and wider decentralisation announcements of the new government, and considers how local government might respond to them.

swing, playground, school, education

Child’s play? Investing in future generations despite austerity

June 8, 2015

Play is crucial for children’s development. Recent reports stress that quality play provision can help meet wider local authority objectives such as increasing volunteering and reducing anti-social behaviour. Funding for play is under threat, however a strategic approach that takes account of these wider benefits could help to maintain services.

Abstract synapses, body, health, mind

Bradford, town, UK, regeneration, high street, community, planning

Community Rights: an assessment

February 17, 2015

When they were introduced as part of the Localism Agenda in 2012, Community Rights were promoted as enabling people to take responsibility for services, to become directly involved in development, and to protect the future of assets such as pubs, post offices, and other community assets in their localities.

pile of money, finance, coins, notes

NAO – Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014

January 13, 2015

This briefing summarises a National Audit Office report called "Financial sustainability of local authorities 2014", regarding the financial stresses faced by local authorities. The briefing also examines the Department of Communities and Local Government's responses to this data and whether they sufficiently identify how close local authorities are to financial…

balloons hot air sky


Viewpoint: Space Standards, what’s in a word…?

November 3, 2014 by LGiU

Marc Vlessing, co-founder of Pocket, a private affordable house builder, expresses his concern about the government’s plan for new space standards, as part of a consultation on housing standards. The deadline for submissions to the consultation is 7th November

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