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Viewpoint: London Ventures

September 20, 2017 by LGiU

London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.

Councils and their role in local growth

September 7, 2017 by Jennifer Glover

Stimulating local economic growth is no small task as those with this remit in local authorities well know, writes Jennifer Glover.

All in a day’s work…Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Borough Council

August 29, 2017 by Jane Sankarayya

We are running a short series of posts from councillors around the country about different aspects of the role. Some will be talking about the daily details of what being an elected member entails for them; others have written about a specific cause or issue that being on the council…

Take your #cityhallselfie!

August 14, 2017 by LGiU

Tomorrow is #CityHallSelfie day! ELGL – an American local government association – have been celebrating the public sector in this light-hearted way and this year we thought we would join in the fun. Kirsten Wyatt of ELGL explains how it all came about and how to get involved.

Viewpoint: Why some councils are building homes again – and why some aren’t

August 10, 2017 by LGiU

Many local authorities are now directly providing housing. In a research project, currently being undertaken by UCL on behalf of the National Planning Forum and the Royal Town Planning Institute, we are exploring what is motivating local authorities to engage in direct provision of housing across all tenures and housing…

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