As a busy autumn approaches with party conferences or a potential General Election on the horizon, politicians are under more scrutiny in the public eye than usual. This can add to the normal stress of local government, so councillors should give themselves some extra self-care and support. We have some resources to help.
Understanding the ‘lived experience’ of poverty
LGiU Fortnightly 11th October – How are chief execs preparing for Brexit?
Autumn learning and development programme
LGiU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West responds to the UK Government’s spending round. “This Spending Round provides funds for services. And while that is better than not funding services it is not as good as funding local government.”
A thriving community is what everyone in local government aspires to create and that’s exactly what Ingrid found in the beautiful Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells. Hear about the community orchard run by Transition Llandrindod, the life of a Town Crier, the Victorian Festival and how to run a community cafe. We also discuss the turbulent national…
Georgina Maratheftis, Head of Programme – Local Public Services at TechUK writes about the Building the Smarter State Conference – free for the public sector to attend. TechUK and LGiU have also partnered on a series of roundtables on children’s services and technology. We are looking for additional public sector case studies for a forthcoming…
All sectors in Scotland have a role to play in the responsible use of vacant and derelict land, blogs Hamish Trench, Chief Executive of Scottish Land Commission.
Through LGiU’s engagement with the HCLG Select Committee’s recent inquiry into the future of local government finance, we are delighted that the priorities and opinions of our local authority members have been reflected in the Committee’s recommendations to Government.
LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows is in conversation with David Martin, CE Dundee Council, and Emily Lynch, Improvement Service, talking about the Local Government Benchmarking Framework.
LGiU welcomes HCLG Select Committee report on council finances that backs Local Finance Taskforce recommendations
The LGiU welcomes HCLG Select Committee report on council finances that backs Local Finance Taskforce recommendations.
Councillor Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, spoke to LGiU’s Ingrid Koehler recently for the LGiU Fortnightly episode on climate emergency in local government. To provide a little bit more information about the citizens’ assembly, Oxford City Council has provided a FAQ:
With councils across the country declaring climate emergencies, we ask a couple of them what this really means for the way they work. Cllr Kevin Maguire, Cabinet Member for Environment in Norwich City Council, [12:30] describes their approach to integrating environmental with social and economic outcomes, and Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council,…