Next in our interview series of local government Chief Executives, Thomas and Hannah from LGIU Ireland spoke with Paddy Mahon, Chief Executive of Longford County Council. Covering the opportunities and challenges facing Longford County Council and the role of local government in climate action, make sure you read more about one of Ireland’s innovative local…
A Tasmanian blueprint for a collaborative approach to local government reform
The Holiday, Activity and Food programme in action across Wyre
Rethinking a plural, participatory ‘local state’
The 28th annual UN meeting of the Conference of the Parties on climate begins this week until the 12th of December. This article overviews what’s going on ahead of the conference, why it’s so important to local government and some of the key issues expected to be raised over the coming weeks.
An awards ceremony which showcases the high level of best practice in Irish local government, LGIU Ireland was pleased to participate in the judging and coverage of Chambers Ireland 2023 Excellence in Local Government Awards. In this LGIU Ireland article, we bring you the winners of Chambers Ireland Excellence Local Government Awards 15 categories to…
Tasmania’s independent Review Board recently released its final report, setting out a long-term blueprint for reforming the structure of the local government system to better meet the future needs of the Tasmanian community. In this article, Professor Richard Eccleston briefly unpacks the report and shares his optimistic view of the blueprint.
In this 10-minute video explainer, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West and Dr Greg Stride from the Local Democracy Research Centre get together to discuss all things local government finance – including the big question around financial sustainability for the sector.
A sustainable approach to local government finance is the only way to ensure long-term resilience for local places and local communities, writes Jonathan Carr-West.
The financial distress of local authorities in England has its roots in a funding system that is broken, as Jonathan Carr-West told a Commons Committee last week.
Saving the best till last in our series on the winners of the Chambers Ireland Excellence in Local Government Awards 2022, this article from Galway County Council details the background to “HOUSE”, a fun-filled aerial spectacle with circus, theatre and drive-in bingo.
To mark the launch of a research project on the State of Local Government Finance in Scotland, LGIU and Solace hosted a roundtable discussion with senior Officers in Scottish local government to give a “behind the scenes” picture of local government finance in Scotland.
What’s the point of decentralisation? Innovation, entrepreneurialism, and democratic engagement in the US
Professor Joanie Willett explores how decentralisation has improved the relationship between local governments and their citizens in two Appalachian communities.