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 […]
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.
A recent trip Stateside has left Janet Sillett pondering the lessons that local government across the globe could learn from each other.
Charlotte Cassedanne from Power To Change explains how to get involved in Community Business Weekend this May.
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 […]
If you missed them why not catch up on our long reads: more indepth than a blog post but still a one-sitting read, we look at subjects from flooding to local taxation and a whole lot more in between.
With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal Studies asks if it is worth looking to the longer term and more radical tax devolution. This article appears in the December edition of C'llr magazine, available to LGiU members.
Barking and Dagenham Council has just launched a new scheme that that encourages families, friends, and neighbours to share ideas, spaces, and time in order to build a better future.
What to expect from the budget on Wednesday? LGiU will be providing our usual on the day briefings and comment to give our members an instant take on the announcements relevant to local government. There have been some hints already leaked to the press and the usual swirl of rumours. We’re expecting some announcements on […]
The TUC's Silkie Whitworth discusses their new report on the Industrial Strategy: 'Great Jobs in Great Places'.