The impact of budget cuts and austerity is hitting councils hard, however the ripple effects are shocking the third sector, writes Noreen Khan.
Neil Amin-Smith, Research Economist at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, discusses his work studying the changing state of local government finance and runs through the key findings from our joint report, The Local Vantage. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) started a major new programme of work on local government finance last year (a mere two…
Councillor Warren Whyte is Cabinet Member for Children's Services at Buckinghamshire County Council. In this post he talks about getting to grips with a new portfolio.
Councillor Abi Brown is deputy leader of Stoke-on-Trent Council and leader of the Conservative Group. Here she talks about the challenges of juggling her council role with the demands of family life.
London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.
Councillor Andy Boddington is a Liberal Democrat councillor for Ludlow North, Shropshire Council; in this post he talks about his life as a digital councillor.
Councillor Stuart Rawlings is Executive Member Education, Children and Young People on City of York Council. Here he talks about his role when York was one of the original councils to pilot the government's increase of free childcare hours.
Viewpoint: Local authorities getting Living Wage accreditation encourages local employers to do the same
A recent guide to the London Living wage highlights the link between local authorities with Living Wage accreditation and a greater number of local employers paying the London Living Wage, Alice Woudhuysen explains.
Over the rest of the summer we are running a short series of posts from councillors around the country about different aspects of the role. Councillor Margaret Lishman is a Liberal Democrat councillor in Burnley. She is the council’s Dementia Friendly champion.
Tomorrow is #CityHallSelfie day! ELGL – an American local government association – have been celebrating the public sector in this light-hearted way and this year we thought we would join in the fun. Kirsten Wyatt of ELGL explains how it all came about and how to get involved.