Explore 2023 projects with LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre

Get involved with The Local Democracy Research Centre at LGIU.  We’re  working on a variety of projects for 2023 that bring rigorous research to find practical solutions. From international comparisons of local government funding to community support for local net zero action, and a toolkit to build inclusive economies and more.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Notwestminster – growing trust in local democracy 

A strong local democracy relies on good relationships. That’s why the theme of the Notwestminster 2023 local democracy event on 18th February is all about trust. Find out how to get involved.

England & Wales

What will the National Care Service mean for local government in Scotland?

LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is working with the University of Birmingham to investigate the potential impact of a new National Care Service in Scotland. The proposed centralisation of care in Scotland will have widespread implications for local authorities. In this blog, the Birmingham team explain the project, which will be launching very soon.

England & Wales, Scotland

Celebrating local heritage: Forth Bridges Trail

How can we best promote local heritage? Karen Strewart from Forth Bridges Area tells us about how a local government partnership results in new initiatives to highlight Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridges and the historic communities of North and South Queensferry. 

Scotland With case study

A requiem to the Schools Bill in three parts – Part 2

This blog series explores the progress of the March 2022 Schools White Paper – several aspects of which require parliamentary legislation before implementation. This second post explores the details of the Bill and what might be salvaged during this parliamentary session.

England & Wales

All things England: levelling up, settling up and parking up

From levelling up to parking up, our new briefing on refugees and asylum seekers and councils looking at ways to deal with tough housing challenges, All Things England takes a weekly look at the policy issues for local government

England & Wales

All things England: your weekly roundup from LGIU

LGIU’s Peter Smith rounds up the policy news already making 2023 ‘interesting times’ with a special look at the perilous state of finance, cost of living, housing and much more.

England & Wales