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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.