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Councils and corona

Councils are already facing huge public health and service delivery challenges. Covid-19 is placing even more stress on the system. Ingrid Koehler reflects on our recent work and what that means for local authorities in a time of potential pandemic.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post

There’s something catching: Councils, public health and Covid-19

This week we take a closer look at public health showcasing our latest bundle bringing together a range of learning about local public health. We also focus on the stresses and strains of dealing with an epidemic. Plus highlights from the LGiU Daily News service and more great content for LGiU Members and Followers.

England & Wales, Global Podcast

Keep it Local

Locality’s Keep it Local Network brings together councils that are choosing to move away from big outsourcing contracts and instead are commissioning local community organisations that really know the people who are accessing services. Ed Wallis, Head of Policy and Public Affairs explains.

England & Wales Blog Post

A step backwards: Marmot ten years on?

LGiU’s Janet Sillett reflects on the progress made on improving public health and reducing health inequalities since the final report of the Marmot Review was published in 2010.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

In Conversation with… Iain Gulland, Zero Waste Scotland

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows talks with Iain Gulland, chief executive of Zero Waste Scotland, on organisational ambitions for 2020 and how partnering with local government can help push Scotland toward a decarbonised, sustainable future.

Scotland Blog Post

Road Safety Trust: 2020 grant programme

The Road Safety Trust in the UK have launched their 2020 grant programme and organisations including local authorities can bid for money for their projects. CEO Sally Lines outlines the theme for the 2020 programme.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Welcome to the family LGiU Australia: why localism and globalism can and must go together

We’ve just launched LGiU Australia – a new membership body for Australian local authorities to help councils stay informed and support the development of world-leading policy. CEO Jonathan Carr-West takes us through one of our core values – a belief that localism and globalism can and must go together.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

Connections, challenges and contradictions: the new policy agenda

Increasingly the big issues are interrelated, writes Janet Sillett. The challenges councils face on finance, inequalities between regions, places and individuals, Brexit, and the pressures on services are all linked.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Are dead men dominating policy making?

James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at Edinburgh University, writes on the difficulties of creating effective policy for current times in the face of historical policies and spending commitments, where the unpopularity of reversing decisions creates inertia in policy making.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog Post