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LGiU in 2018 – homelessness

17 Dec 2018

This week we are having a quick look back at some of the work we have done over the past year. Andrew Walker kicks us off with homelessness.



Viewpoint: Cuts to spending on disadvantage foreshadow a looming crisis

12 Sep 2018

Lloyds Bank Foundation's new research from the New Policy Institute looks at changes to local government spending supporting people facing disadvantage. For LGiU, Caroline Howe, Policy and National Programmes Manager, Lloyds Bank Foundation explains what they’ve found.



LGiU Fortnightly 13th July: The view from Basildon and Kingston

13 Jul 2018

This week we report on Basildon’s place-shaping work, Kingston’s women-led administration and our APPG meeting on homelessness with Nigel Adams MP. Plus the regular roundup of Daily News and LGiU briefings, including business rate reform (or lack thereof), the Letwin review on housebuilding and brown bears in Gloucestershire. Hosted by Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West. Listen […]



Viewpoint: Missing (half) the picture

5 Jun 2018

Lack of diversity is stopping organisations – in every sector – from performing to their full potential, writes Jane Sankarayya. Most people in the country are probably unaware that the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has just appointed three new special advisers, much less what their names are. As reported by LGC (£) last […]


Equality in councils hampered by funding crisis

8 Mar 2018

With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to ask why, writes Jennifer Glover.