Topic: Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance

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Tackling Hate Crime

29 Aug 2017 in Projects

In partnership with Cloisters Chambers, the LGiU ran a lunchtime roundtable to discuss the legal responsibilities of council employees and elected members in relation to tackling hate crime and the practical application of these duties.

General Election 2017

18 May 2017 in Projects

Over weeks of the General Election we will be offering a series of policy briefings on the manifestos and other election issues, a number of blogs and other resources to support our members. Check back here for updates or look out for our regular tweets and emails. Policy and manifesto briefings We are publishing briefings […]

Out for the Count

10 Apr 2017 in Projects

Many thanks to everyone that joined the Out for the Count campaign to help us tell the story of the 2017 local elections!

Network on the Future of Local Democracy

12 Jan 2017 in Projects

The final report of the Local Democracy Commission will be published in the next few weeks, with some radical recommendations that call on government to make significant changes. How can local government make the most of the current situation and build a collective case for meaningful change in how England is governed? LGiU is working […]

Commission on Women in Local Government

2 Oct 2016 in Projects

In 2016/17, LGiU worked in partnership with the Fawcett Society on a year-long Commission on Women in Local Government. The Commission was jointly chaired by Labour’s Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Conservative councillor Cllr Gillian Keegan, Director of Women2Win (now Gillian Keegan MP). Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Commission adopted a strategic approach and […]

Party Conferences 2015

10 Aug 2015 in Projects

LGiU will be heading to the Liberal Democrat, Labour, and Conservative Autumn Conferences. This page lists our planned events and collates our commentary.


16 Jun 2015 in Projects

This page is an evolving resource collating useful material on devolution from the LGiU and beyond.

Social care provider failure guidance

18 Mar 2015 in Projects

If care providers fail, councils are responsible for ensuring that there is continuity of care. We're working with ADASS and the Department of Health, alongside practitioners, providers and service user representatives to design guidance and a toolkit to help councils develop contingency plans.

The future direction of the Local Government Ombudsman

19 Mar 2013 in Projects

The LGiU undertook a consultation of local government on behalf of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). The LGO covers a wide range of services including: housing, planning, social care, housing benefit, transport and highways, environment and waste and council tax. In 2011/12, they received over 20,000 complaints and enquiries. The Ombudsman was then developing the future strategy […]

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