Author: LGiU


Local authorities and place and wellbeing outcomes

When it comes to place and wellbeing there are a core set of outcomes that are needed to ensure residents can thrive and stay healthy. Susan Rintoul from Improvement Services shares how local authorities can make wellbeing a top priority at every opportunity by embedding the outcomes in their decision-making processes.  

Scotland Blog Post

The impact of war in Ukraine

The LGIU stands with the people of Ukraine and supports all of local government with dealing with the impact of war on areas from cost of living to defending local democracy.


The foundations of trust and democracy are local

As we launch our local elections support with 10 weeks to go until the local elections, Ingrid Koehler reflects on trust and how local voting is an opportunity to build trust if we take a few simple steps.

England & Wales, Scotland

Resilience at the heart of the community

We chatted with Cllr Euan Jardine, winner of the Resilience and Recovery award at the Scottish Cllr Awards 2021, to discuss the fundamental role of community-level action during the pandemic and what he hopes to accomplish next.

Scotland Blog Post

Libraries: dedication to public service

Karen Fraser, Executive Manager at Shetland’s Library Services, writes about how, in this time of social crisis, libraries are needed more than ever and staff are rising to the challenge.

Scotland Blog Post

Cllr Paul Bell and the courage of his convictions

Winner of the Innovation and Service Transformation award at the Cllr Award 2021 (England and Wales), Cllr Paul Bell, tells us more about his time in local politics and the causes he passionately advocates for at every opportunity.

England & Wales Blog Post

Can lifting up local be centrally led? Global levelling up lessons

This blog introduces some of the challenges linked to central and local government relations globally and highlights related international case studies and lessons from a recent CIPFA report.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog Post With case study