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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Philip Hammond delivered his Spring Statement to Parliament, the first of his pared-down spring updates since he announced that the Autumn Budget would be the main annual fiscal event.
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.
There were no huge surprises in a budget with limited room for manoeuvre, writes Jonathan Carr-West.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond has given the Budget Statement to the House of Commons.
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 […]
On Your Radar November provides information on relevant government consultations, select committee inquiries and legislation. We also look at the current political agenda and the implications for local government in the immediate and longer term.