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It’s not all about the money

In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West examines how to achieve a successful reform of social care and reflects on why progress has stalled in the decade since the publication of the Dilnot Report.

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Fit for the future

This blog provides information on LGIU’s new Future of Local Government Review – a survey designed to understand the sector’s needs moving forward – and highlights how you can take part.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Place is the crucial lens

In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West considers the assertion that devolution is ‘dead in the water’, and emphasises the need for a Levelling Up agenda that accounts for people and places.

England & Wales Blog Post

Levelling up transformatively

In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West reflects on the recent announcements around levelling up and devolution that have come out of Whitehall, particularly given the implications of this month’s local election results.

England & Wales

Local elections 2021: Look behind the big story

After last week’s elections, the results paint a complex picture for local government. In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West argues that they tell us more about the influence of local issues – not just national politics – and that dividing the country into convenient blocs can often obscure what’s really happening.

England & Wales

Making elections meaningful

In his latest column for the Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West considers the challenges for those coordinating the upcoming local elections and reflects on what’s changed for the public over the past five years.

England & Wales Blog Post

Unfinished business

Jonathan Carr-West shares his thoughts on where the Chancellor’s Budget fell short in its support for local government in his latest column for the Municipal Journal.

England & Wales Blog Post

Electoral workers should get the jab

In a piece originally published in the Municipal Journal, LGIU’s Ingrid Koehler argues for the vaccination of poll workers organising and volunteering at May’s local elections.

England & Wales

A new deal for social care

“Adult social care has been ‘unfinished business’ for what now seems forever”, writes LGIU’s head of briefings, Janet Sillett. This blog addresses the chronic problems that undermine adult social care and discusses how the pandemic represents a pivotal moment for reform.

England & Wales Blog Post