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LGiU Fortnightly 2nd March: Service design, recycling, LEPs & more

March 2, 2018 by Jennifer Glover

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring…


The long and the short of it

February 28, 2018 by Jane Sankarayya

If you missed them why not catch up on our long reads: more indepth than a blog post but still a one-sitting read, we look at subjects from flooding to local taxation and a whole lot more in between.



LGiU Fortnightly 16th February: Finance Special

February 16, 2018 by Jennifer Glover

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring…


State of Local Government Finance Survey 2018

February 8, 2018 by Jennifer Glover

The annual State of Local Government Finance Survey gives a snapshot of the pressures facing councils. Every year we ask the most senior figures in each council to tell us their plans for the coming year in the run-up to setting their annual budget.


Viewpoint: The voice of the councillor

February 5, 2018 by Jane Sankarayya

Kirklees Council are hosting “The Voice of the Councillor”; Diane Sims explains. Kirklees are hosting this free event as an opportunity to discover, debate and learn about what councillors are doing nationwide to develop their roles and be catalysts for change in their communities. You’re welcome to come along to hear…


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…


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