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Lord Freud on Universal Credit

On Tuesday 25th June, Lord Freud, Minister for Welfare Reform, provided an update to the All Party Parliamentary Local Government Group on the implementation of Universal Credit.

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England local elections 2014

The 2014 European Parliament elections will take place from 22 to 25 May 2014. The Draft Council Decision fixing the period for the elections is available here. It is therefore likely that local elections in England will be held on Thursday 22 May 2014. This includes all 32 London boroughs, all 36 metropolitan boroughs, 76 second-tier district authorities, 20…

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Local Growth according to Pickles

The Rt. Hon. Eric Pickles MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, yesterday addressed the All Party Parliamentary Group on Local Government on the issue of economic growth.

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Councils call for greater tax freedom

New research by LGiU and The MJ reveals that four in five councils want the freedom to increase council tax, rather than another 'deal' from Whitehall.

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Photos from 2013 C’llr Awards

The LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards took place on Monday 25th February in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour at Westminster City Hall. The evening provided a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the hard work of councillors across the country and we were joined by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Rt. Hon. Eric…

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2013 C’llr Achievement Awards close for nominations

A big thank you to all those who submitted a nomination for the LGiU & CCLA C’llr Achievement Awards.  We’ve had another brilliant intake this year and we’ve been constantly impressed by the examples of councillors’ hard work and innovation described in the applications. Councillors can often be the unsung heroes of their community so…

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C’llr Awards 2013: CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance

The CCLA Award for Outstanding Contribution to Financial Performance seeks to celebrate and reward councillors for delivering value for money and better outcomes for local people. In the current context this is more important than ever. With a 50 year history of managing funds for local authorities, CCLA are seeking to work with local authorities…

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C’llr Awards 2013: Judges’ Special Award for Contribution to Local Government

Political achievements need not always represent a momentous turn of events. Not every political victory is a landslide election or a transformative legislative development. Sometimes, political progress is far subtler than this; incremental rather instant. The Judges’ Special Award goes to a councillor who has shown a demonstrable contribution to local government over a number…

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C’llr Awards 2013: Partnership Achievement of the Year Award

As councils face a period of uncertainty and reduced budgets, it is more vital than ever that they develop efficient ways to improve outcomes and ensure citizen focussed services. Partnership working offers a crucial way of delivering such results. By bringing together the public, private and voluntary sectors, councils are finding innovative ways to better…

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A Good Death: the role of the local authority in end of life care

Few of us like to talk about dying. Despite the fact that death is a universal prospect for all of us, we often shy away from discussing the topic – uncomfortable to share our fears, let alone our hopes or expectations.

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