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The (local) state we’re in

Does it matter if local government fails? Well obviously at LGiU we think it does, writes Jonathan Carr-West. But, why?

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 16th November: What do parking fines, fake news & Star Wars have in common?

Answer: They all tell a story about public trust, our pet topic for 2018! This week we look at our Daily News stories and recent LGiU work through the lens of trust, from overzealous parking enforcement and fractious community relations during estate regeneration projects, to the spectre of ‘fake news’ and how Russian bots wrought…

England & Wales Blog Post

Local government finance – the Core Cities’ perspective

In October, LGiU hosted a roundtable event at Nottingham City Council in conjunction with Core Cities. The roundtable was attended by Chief Finance Officers and was held as part of LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce, a major project to elevate the profile of the funding crisis in local government and to present sector-led solutions for the future.…

England & Wales Blog Post

Reflections on a visit to Auschwitz

What we make of memorial sites - how we preserve their authenticity yet make them accessible to many people is crucial if they are to stand as lasting reminders, reflects Janet Sillett after a visit to the former concentration camp in Poland.

England & Wales Blog Post

Hanging on the telephone

Working in public services requires a great deal of connectivity – both with regards to phone signal and internet connection. But what about when you are based somewhere without a good internet connection? LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows blogs about her travels across Scotland recently and the difficulties she has faced.

Scotland Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly: Special Edition! Live from LGiU Cllr Awards 2018

LGiU held its ninth annual Cllr Achievement Awards on Tuesday, to celebrate the shining stars of local government! In this special edition of LGiU Fortnightly, we run you through the evening in case you couldn’t be there, telling you a bit about each of the shortlisted councillors and hearing from our award winners and Lord…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

LGiU & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards 2018 – the winners!

On Tuesday night we hosted the ninth annual Cllr Achievement Awards, the only awards to recognise the achievements of elected members. The evening has become a staple of the local government calendar and the largest annual cross-party gathering of council leaders outside the LGA conference. Listen to our special episode of LGiU Fortnightly featuring interviews with winners…

England & Wales Blog Post

Local Governance Review – the state of play

Introduction A review of local governance in Scotland has been underway for 12 months and aims to consider how powers, responsibilities and resources are shared across national and local spheres of government including with communities. It includes all public services. Communities and public services are currently being invited to set out their proposals. Professor James…

Scotland Blog Post