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Not Westminster 2018 – we are generation D

Notwestminster, the annual event for local democracy enthusiasts, is back for its fourth incarnation, “We are Generation D”, on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February 2018.

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Looking ahead

What can local government expect from 2018? Asks Jonathan Carr-West. The short answer is more uncertainty. In all key areas of government policy that effect local government, 2017 has been a year of drift and there’s little reason to think this will change.

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Dispatch: Six Months as Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Eamonn Boylan, Chief Executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, tells us about his first six months in the post, the challenges and the lessons learned.    Six months is a relatively short time in terms of institutions like the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the Mayoralty of Greater Manchester. So to give an…

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Beyond business rates?

With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal Studies asks if it is worth looking to the longer term and more radical tax devolution. This article appears in the December edition of C'llr magazine, available to LGiU members.

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Viewpoint: Imagine a future that works – for Every One, by Every One

It was John Lennon who penned the lyrics “imagine all the people, sharing all the world”, and while the former Beatle wasn’t specifically talking about Barking and Dagenham, the borough is now home to an ambitious scheme that encourages families, friends, and neighbours to share ideas, spaces, and time in order to build a better…

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Viewpoint: We need to use new ways to build houses

Bill Randall, former Leader and Chair of Housing Brighton and Hove City Council explains how more than 10,000 affordable homes are now on course to be delivered by 2021, thanks to a revolutionary manufacturing method.

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Viewpoint: BREXploration

Brexit will have numerous consequences for local government, Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council says that councils must make themselves heard in the negotiations and discusses a recent event aimed at giving voice to North East Councils.

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