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Reviving localism: three challenges

13 Dec 2017 in Reports

In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws on the last year of […]

Beyond Devolution – the final report of the Local Democracy Network

12 Oct 2017 in Reports

At this key moment in the trajectory of the UK it is crucial to ask what the future has in store for local democracy. This is precisely what we do in Beyond Devolution, the final report of the Local Democracy Network, which LGiU convened throughout 2017 and comprised council leaders, chief executives, academics and experts from across the public sector.

Local government: In the money?

29 Sep 2017 in Reports

In the second of three essays LGiU is publishing on the future of local government, Jennifer Glover discusses the unprecedented financial uncertainty facing councils through the testimonials of senior local government decision-makers.

Community collaboration: a councillor’s guide

28 Jul 2017 in Reports

Engaging people in the decisions that affect their lives is an essential feature of local democracy. This goes far beyond town hall meetings and opinion surveys: we must recognise that communities often hold the answers to their own problems and allow them an equal voice at the table. For the purposes of this report, we call this concept ‘Community Collaboration’.

Does local government work for women?

26 Apr 2017 in Reports

This interim report from the Commission on Women in Local Government outlines key findings from data analysis of women’s representation in councils across England and Wales, carried out by the Centre for Women and Democracy. It also presents the findings of an LGiU survey of 2,304 councillors, carried out between December 2016 and January 2017.

Future Local

14 Nov 2016 in Reports

Over the summer of 2016 we published a series of essays online which looked at the future for devolved local government. The essays are now available in a single PDF.

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