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Can crowdfunding be an alternative to PWLB?

The UK pioneered the creation of regulated crowdfunding and cumulatively more than £10bn of money has been invested and lent by individuals to businesses, projects and people since its inception in 2004. Karl Harder talks about the potential for local government

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Local elections live coverage

Local elections 2019 as they happened LIVE – we covered the results from before the polls opened until the last result was declared. Want to know more about local government and how it’s run? Check out our facts and figures page . See our final press statement on the results here. Tweet us @LGiU to…

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Viewpoint: The verdict awaits

In an era of peak unpredictability, tomorrow’s local elections offer a limited snapshot of the state of political opinion in the UK, writes Andrew Hawkins, Chairman of ComRes

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Viewpoint: Our year with the robot

Cllr Liaquat Ali MBE from LGiU member Waltham Forest Council reviews the difference that a specially designed chatbot has made to how the council responds to residents neighbourhood concerns.

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Policy Developments and Responses to Homelessness in Ireland

Like the UK, Ireland has a homelessness crisis. The approach of the Irish government to dealing with the crisis has been markedly different to the UK government. Bob Jordan from the Dublin Region Homeless Executive explains what the response has been.

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