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LE2018: The ones to watch

Not long to go until the local elections – Charlotte Maddix looks at what’s at stake this election season. In five weeks’ time, over 150 councils across England go to the polls. Over 4,000 councillors are up for election (nearly twice as many as in last year’s county elections). Our full local elections guide gives a short…

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Keep up the good work: LGiU Scotland’s User Survey 2017

Nearly 250 of you gave us your thoughts on our work in this year’s user survey. We asked our members what you thought of our services – Daily News, Policy Briefings – as well as how you use our information (and why you value it). We’ll use this feedback to build on what we’ve delivered…

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“Keep up the good work!”: LGiU’s Annual User Survey 2017

Every year at LGiU, we ask subscribers at our member councils (now over 20,000 people) what they think of us and what we do. This year more people than ever responded – over 1,200 people took the time to give us their feedback.

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The real deal? City Region Deals and the Budget

Among the announcements in this week’s budget was the Chancellor’s affirmation that he is working towards more city deals for Scotland – a Tay Cities arrangement, and a City Deal for Stirling. This time last year, Philip Hammond was confirming a city deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland, considering the Tay Cities deal and…

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Wolverhampton Policy Café

t LGiU we’re keen to have more – and better – conversations with our members. As part of this, we’re holding a series of short, lunchtime events (Policy Cafés) around the country. This month we were in Wolverhampton talking smart city strategies - Charlotte Maddix tells all.

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Brighton Policy Café

At LGiU we’re keen to have more – and better – conversations with our members. As part of this, we’re holding a series of short, lunchtime events (Policy Cafés) around the country. Our latest event took place in Brighton, Charlotte Maddix summarises the debate.

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Bradford Policy Café

At the end of June, we gathered together officers from member councils in West Yorkshire to attend our inaugural Policy Café, as Charlotte Maddix explains.

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Five years to make local government work for women

This week saw the publication of LGiU’s report with the Fawcett Society on whether English and Welsh local government is working for women – the end result of a year-long Commission.

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Scotland’s new political landscape

Charlotte Maddix shares an update on the minority administrations and coalitions that have taken shape following the local elections. This post was updated 16/06/2017 to reflect the news from Edinburgh.  In every council bar one, the new administrations that will run Scotland’s services for the next 5 years have been formed. Next week’s general election has overshadowed…

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