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Data driven stories: from budgets to benches to elections

January 31, 2018 by Ingrid Koehler

Some stories are just stories. But when we’re building a narrative around public services or assets, supporting that story with data can make the difference between something accountable, believable and persuasive and just another story. For some data can tell a story just by looking at a spreadsheet, but for…

Not Westminster 2018 – we are generation D

January 18, 2018 by LGiU

Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, is back for its fourth incarnation, “We are Generation D”, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2018.

LGiU’s 2018 policy programme

January 16, 2018 by Jennifer Glover

We will be delivering three major local authority-led projects in 2018 that will provide a voice for the sector and move the dial on some of the most urgent issues within local government – homelessness, finance and public trust. We will work with a wide range of council representatives to…

Six things the social care green paper must address

January 4, 2018 by Ingrid Koehler

It’s a New Year and our still sort of new government is still promising to address the social care crisis with a green paper that may be late and – if hope fails to triumph over experience – too little. It’s not hyberbole to say that the social care system…

Looking ahead

December 19, 2017 by LGiU

What can local government expect from 2018? Asks Jonathan Carr-West. The short answer is more uncertainty. In all key areas of government policy that effect local government, 2017 has been a year of drift and there’s little reason to think this will change.

Dispatch: Six Months as Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

December 18, 2017 by LGiU

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, tells us about his first six months in the post, the challenges and the lessons learned.  Six months is a relatively short time in terms of institutions like the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Mayoralty of Greater Manchester.…

Beyond business rates?

December 11, 2017 by LGiU

With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal Studies asks if it is worth looking to the longer term and more radical tax devolution. This article appears in the December edition of C'llr…

“Keep up the good work!”: LGiU’s Annual User Survey 2017

December 8, 2017 by Charlotte Maddix

Every year at LGiU, we ask subscribers at our member councils (now over 20,000 people) what they think of us and what we do. This year more people than ever responded – over 1,200 people took the time to give us their feedback. We asked the usual questions about whether…

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