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LGiU Fortnightly 16th March: Preparing for new homelessness duties

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need…

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A seat at the table but where’s the table?

Why is local government being virtually excluded from the brexit negotiations, wonders Janet Sillett, when it is the perfect opportunity press ahead with meaningful decentralisation of power.

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Gambling and local authorities: out of sight, out of mind?

Local authorities are going to have to publish revised Statements of Gambling Policy by January next year. Rob Burkitt of the Gambling Commission explains how these can help councils better protect their communities.

Scotland Blog Post

75% or 100% or does it matter? The business rate retention conundrum

Around two thirds of England is not covered by a 100% Business Rate Retention pilot, writes Jennifer Glover meaning that councils in these areas still do not know the terms of their future funding. Although MHCLG has committed to rolling out 75% Business Rate Retention nationwide by 2020-21, this begs the question – what happens…

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Equality in councils hampered by funding crisis

With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to ask why, writes Jennifer Glover.  As supporters of local democracy, we all know how important it is that our political representatives and advocates reflect that diversity of the communities they serve…

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Reducing Teenage Pregnancy Rates in Auchenback

Jamie Reid, Partnerships and Community Services Manager at East Renfrewshire Council, blogs about the award-winning project to reduce teen pregnancy rates in Auchenback.

Scotland Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 2nd March: Service design, recycling, LEPs & more

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the past fortnight, as well as news from us and our members, so you’re always in the loop. We’re always looking for more ways to bring you the information you need…

England & Wales Blog Post

The long and the short of it

If you missed them why not catch up on our long reads: more indepth than a blog post but still a one-sitting read, we look at subjects from flooding to local taxation and a whole lot more in between.

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