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Viewpoint: Measuring local wellbeing – what data matters?

7 Aug 2017

A new set of indicators aims to give local authorities a more sophisticated picture of the wellbeing - or otherwise - of their communities than has previously been possible using more traditional data sets. Patricia Curmi explains


Place of clear water

2 Aug 2017

Janet Sillett introduces our forthcoming series of briefings and blogs which will look at place and the importance of how we look after places and create places to creating a sense of belonging and community for the people who live there and who will live there.


Local Government Finance Update – July 2017

7 Jul 2017

Welcome to July’s edition of the Local Government Finance policy update! This month we look at the Queen’s Speech and the Secretary of State’s address at LGA Conference 2017 for clues as to the future of local government funding. We highlight the concerns raised in the NAO’s latest research on CAs. And we sum up […]


Local Government Finance Update – June 2017

8 Jun 2017

Welcome to the June edition of the Local Government Finance policy update! This month we look at examples of entrepreneurial councils and how cyber security, digital infrastructure and the investment landscape might impact council’s innovation ambitions. We give you an update on the state of local government finance and business rates, now that the Local […]


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The Local Government Finance Bill has fallen – what now?

8 May 2017

The announcement of the snap general election threw Parliament into chaos, and one of the casualties was the Local Government Finance Bill, which was making its way through the House of Commons. Where does this leave local government? asks Jennifer Glover. The Local Government Bill has now fallen, meaning it will need to be re-submitted […]


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What next for local government finance?

24 Jan 2017

No matter what topic is being discussed, in local government circles the conversation always comes back to funding. The context of the last 5 years of drastic budget reductions has brought this issue into much sharper focus, and with radical changes on the doorstep the next 5 years look set to follow a similar pattern […]


CTSI: Workforce Survey 2016

24 Aug 2016

The Chartered Trading Standard’s Institute’s workforce survey 2016 provides the most concise and up to date information available on the state of local authority trading standards services operating across England, Scotland and Wales. The final report provides factual information on trading standards budgets, staffing levels, specialist skills and structure within the local authority framework, alongside […]


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