This paper explores some of the issues around why achieving outcomes based commissioning has been so slow, explains how technology can help and sets out new models of payment that can increase trust, reduce costs and improve quality.
Engaging citizens in local elections is important to increase participation and to raise awareness. Communicating about elections before, during and after polling day is one way to drive greater engagement. This guide is based on LGiU experience of covering elections and working with local authorities. It covers digital communications and using open data to create […]
To meet the challenges of the future, we know that we need a new model of local government. We need a fundamental shift in the way we understand the state. Using technology, we can help make this happen.
To mark the 30th anniversary of LGiU we asked contributors from across the local government world to tell us how they thought councils would be different 30 years from now. This publication is a collection of those ideas. Contributors are: Caroline Abrahams Mike Adamson Clive Betts MP Roberta Blackman-Woods MP Christine Blower Rt Hon David […]
This report looks at the current system that requires councils to publish public notices in local newspapers – at an annual cost of up to £67.85m
To many people new web technology seems the ideal way to engage in more dialogue with communities in a way that is low cost, time-efficient and allows a two way (or indeed a multidirectional) relationship. LGiU research, with the support of Govdelivery, has attempted to give some shape to what this approach means in practice […]
This paper from the LGiU dicusses how councils can use new web technologies to inform all of their interactions with communities. Four essays look at: a short history of government and the internet; how the internet is transforming public services; the internet and local sustainability; how can social networking sites help engage young people in democratic renewal?