Topic: On your radar, central government

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Local Government APPG Summer Reception 2019 – fixing council funding

19 Jul 2019

On Monday night, the Local Government APPG (for which LGiU provides the secretariat), hosted its annual summer reception on the House of Commons Terrace. It was an evening to celebrate local government but also an opportunity to discuss some of the current challenges facing councils. James Brokenshire MP, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and […]

On Your Radar June 2019

20 Jun 2019 in Briefings

What’s happening in local government beyond brexit? We look in this briefing at consultations, select committee inquiries and the key issues facing councils. But, of course, brexit is still at the top of the political agenda and some of the ongoing contentious issues are here too.

Who runs the Councils in No Overall Control?

2 May 2019

Before the  local elections on 2 May over 30 councils are in “No Overall Control”.  After the results were in there was much more grey on the map. LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler looks at what that means in practice.  Council control maps show red for Labour run councils, yellow for Liberal Democrat, Blue for Conservatives and […]

LGiU Fortnightly 2nd November: Singin’ the Budget blues?

2 Nov 2018

Pleasantly surprising or deeply disappointing? Cause for optimism or despair? Welcome extra cash or hush money? Listen to Jennifer and Jonathan lay out their very different views on the Chancellor’s Budget announcements this week – from potholes to social care, high street regeneration to business rate reliefs. We also bring you highlights from our member-only […]

Budget 2018

29 Oct 2018 in Briefings

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons. LGiU brings member the key announcements for local government by policy area.

Local Elections 2018: the results

4 May 2018 in Briefings

Local Elections 2018: the results 150 councils across England went to the polls, including all London boroughs, many metropolitan boroughs and a number of districts. LGiU live blogged the elections from start to finish – thanks to those who joined us on the live blog, on Twitter and even in the office! This briefing covers […]

Dear Secretary of State

30 Apr 2018

So farewell Sajid and welcome James Brokenshire as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. With local elections on Thursday, it’s an action packed week to be landing in the sector. Depending on how things pan out on Thursday that could be more or less challenging.  But in any case, Mr Brokenshire will […]

Looking ahead

19 Dec 2017

What can local government expect from 2018? Asks Jonathan Carr-West. The short answer is more uncertainty. In all key areas of government policy that effect local government, 2017 has been a year of drift and there’s little reason to think this will change.