Future Local Part 7: Global participation

In the final part of our Future Local series, Jane Sankarayya looks to a global future for smaller towns and cities - acting in concert with other cities around the world and apart from their home nations.

Future Local Part 6: At the centre of local economic life

In the sixth article in our Future Local series, Jennifer Glover asks how the role of councils must adapt to the changing economic circumstances brought about by the phasing-out of the Revenue Support Grant, devolution deals and Brexit.

Future Local Part 5: Local leadership

The fifth in our Future Local essay series looks at how we might invest in leaders to ensure they have the support to do their jobs as more power is devolved.

Future Local Part 4: A taxing issue

In the fourth part of the LGiU's series on the future of local government after the EU referendum, Lauren Lucas argues that the promise of devolution is hollow without a review of our centralised system of taxation.

Future Local Part 3: A written constitution

LGiU's Ingrid Koehler calls for a new constitutional settlement for citizens and local government and argues that it must be written down.

Future Local Part 2: Creative Destruction

In the second of LGiU's series on the future of local government after the EU referendum, Janet Sillett argues that we need to be much bolder for devolution to really change democratic engagement and we have to get back to first principles to make sure…

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