In 2016/17, LGiU worked in partnership with the Fawcett Society on a year-long Commission on Women in Local Government. The Commission was jointly chaired by Labour’s Dame Margaret Hodge MP and Conservative councillor Cllr Gillian Keegan, Director of Women2Win (now Gillian Keegan MP). Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust, the Commission adopted a strategic approach and […]
LGiU is working with Vodafone to convene a series of regional roundtables. Councils need to be bold in delivering efficiencies and innovation to services. It is clear that data and technology will play a crucial role in the quest to deliver better services for less. The discussions focus on areas of local/regional interest but are broadly […]
With huge cuts to budgets still looming on the horizon for local authorities, the need for efficiency and innovation has never been greater. Technology can play a transformative role in this story. The LGiU is working with HP to explore how new technologies can shape the future of health and social care.
The latest LGiU policy paper on 21st Century Resilience, Resilience in practice, looks at what councils can do to build resilient places, drawing together institutions, communities and citizens. Some areas cope better with acute crises and natural disasters, as well as long-term stresses and strains. We often refer to these areas as resilient. We talk about […]
We are taking a look at how evidence is used in local government. How are interventions chosen, assessed and adapted? How should evidence be used in policy formation? Can the demand for evidence be used as a barrier to change and innovation?
The RainGain project is a joint UK, French, Belgian and Dutch project to improve fine-scale measurement and prediction of rainfall and to enhance urban pluvial flood modelling and prediction.