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Viewpoint: The future of seaside towns

27 Jun 2019

Cllr Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, explains his authority’s multifaceted approach to regeneration, which takes in much more than the coastline.



Viewpoint: Can crowdfunding be an alternative to PWLB?

8 May 2019

The UK pioneered the creation of regulated crowdfunding and cumulatively more than £10bn of money has been invested and lent by individuals to businesses, projects and people since its inception in 2004. Karl Harder talks about the potential for local government


Doom on the high street?

10 Apr 2019

Towns have had none of the attention that has been lavished on cities in recent years, writes Janet Sillett. But any solution to help them thrive must see towns as more than a single shopping street. 


In case you missed it…

5 Apr 2019

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 […]


LGiU & London Higher roundtable: Collaborating with universities on regeneration

5 Feb 2019

The higher education sector and local government share many common challenges – reduced financial support from central government, acute housing pressures and facilitating effective community outreach, to name a few. Better collaboration between the sectors has the potential to help improve outcomes in education, health and housing, but too often relationships are purely transactional rather […]


Viewpoint: Six weeks to save local economic growth…

16 Aug 2018

OK – now I’ve got your attention, I admit the headline is slightly OTT. But, I promise readers, this is less far-fetched and more grounded than most of the ‘fake news’ and hysterical banners with which we are daily assailed from national politicians and their preferred media platforms, says David Marlow.


California dreaming…

26 Jul 2018

A recent trip Stateside has left Janet Sillett pondering the lessons that local government across the globe could learn from each other.



75% or 100% or does it matter? The business rate retention conundrum

14 Mar 2018

Around two thirds of England is not covered by a 100% Business Rate Retention pilot, writes Jennifer Glover meaning that councils in these areas still do not know the terms of their future funding. Although MHCLG has committed to rolling out 75% Business Rate Retention nationwide by 2020-21, this begs the question – what happens […]