In this article, Dr Ben Worthy, lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, examines the findings from his recent research paper on (the lack of) oversight and audit in English local government finances, and makes suggestions for how the system should be improved.
Ask the Expert: The state of local government finance in England (Member-only event 28 Feb)
Check if you're a member
If you are a councillor or employee at a council/organisation that is an LGIU member, then you too are a member and can access any of the exclusive member only content on our website. Enter your council/organisation email address to find out if you are a member and make the most of your membership now. Or check the list to see if you are a member.
Community Wealth Building is emerging as a new economic development model in Scotland. In this article, Iain Gulland, Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland, outlines how this shift must integrate circular economy principles to allow communities to navigate the climate and biodiversity crisis, thus fostering thriving communities within the planet’s limits.
Community planning in Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon: Laying the groundwork for a regional wellbeing approach
Alongside a briefing from Professor Colin Knox appraising community planning in Northern Ireland, this article from Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough outlines key areas of innovation and deployment of community planning partnerships in local government.
We’ve compiled together some of the most interesting, newsworthy stories of the last week from the local government sector worldwide. We’re just trialling this service out for now, so let us know what you think.