One of the features of contemporary politics is the speed with which things move, writes Jonathan Carr West. And amidst all the drama and uncertainty it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. What is signal and what is noise?
What are the main issues dominating local government and what could happen over the next period – though predictions are perhaps rather problematic at the moment given the current nature of politics.
On this week’s podcast, we reflect on what messages can be drawn from the surprising outcome of last week’s elections. Is it all about bins not Brexit, or are there more complex layers to these elections? We contemplate the increased Lib Dem and Independent vote, and speak to Cllr Steve Bridger, who was elected on […]
248 councils across England went to the polls yesterday, including many district councils, metropolitan districts and various unitary councils. LGiU live blogged the elections from start to finish – thanks to those who joined us on the live blog and on Twitter. This briefing covers the net gains and losses across England by political party. […]
On again, off again - what does the delay (possibly) until Halloween mean for the Brexit fright fest, asks Janet Sillett.
Brexit affects local authorities in numerous ways. Council services will be on the front line of dealing with the impact of brexit but councils have had to plan for it against a backdrop of uncertainty and have been frustrated at the lack of information from central government.
The King’s Fund, in “Closing the gap: Key areas for action on the health and care workforce”, state that workforce shortages are already having a direct impact on patient care and staff experience and urgent action is now required to avoid a vicious cycle of growing shortages and declining quality.
As April gets into full swing we’re just going to take a moment to look back over the past month and round up some of what has been going on at LGiU. A lot of briefings of course; among our members the most widely read included, unsurprisingly, Brexit and the UK Economy but also Veg […]
With one month to go until the Local Elections, our latest statement on what is at stake.
The Northern Powerhouse is nearly five years old. What progress has been made? A new report by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership (NPP), chaired by George Osborne, sets out ten key recommendations for central government.