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Local Government Finance Update – July 2017

July 7, 2017 by Jennifer Glover

Welcome to July’s edition of the Local Government Finance policy update! This month we look at the Queen’s Speech and the Secretary of State’s address at LGA Conference 2017 for clues as to the future of local government funding. We highlight the concerns raised in the NAO’s latest research on…

Local Democracy Update – July 2017

July 6, 2017 by Andrew Walker

Welcome to the July edition of the local democracy policy update, writes Andrew Walker. This month: devolution and local democracy post-election; an upcoming meeting on leadership; democracy from the ground up; and an advance call for open data.

Keeping our communities safe

June 22, 2017 by Jonathan Carr-West

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, comments: It’s been a very difficult few weeks for local government as for the country as a whole. We have had three fatal terrorist attacks and the horrific loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire. Of course our first thoughts must always be…

Time to flex some local muscle?

June 12, 2017 by Jonathan Carr-West

The political landscape is changing almost hourly and that perhaps offers the potential to change the local-central relationship writes Jonathan Carr-West.

Local government needs clarity

June 9, 2017 by Lauren Lucas

It’s hard to remember the time when local government last went into a general election with so little clarity about its future, writes Lauren Lucas. And the results have hardly illuminated the situation. With the failure of any party to win an absolute majority at such a crucial time in…

Local Government Finance Update – June 2017

June 8, 2017 by Jennifer Glover

Welcome to the June edition of the Local Government Finance policy update! This month we look at examples of entrepreneurial councils and how cyber security, digital infrastructure and the investment landscape might impact council’s innovation ambitions. We give you an update on the state of local government finance and business…