Homelessness is one of our society’s most intractable issues and one that has been at the top of the political agenda for several years. This week LGiU’s local government-led Homelessness Commission launched its final report. We discuss its recommendations on how to accelerate progress towards ending homelessness. And it would be remiss of us not…
Supporting prison leavers back into communities
Understanding, engaging and representing the disabled community: “Don’t be the barrier, be the empowerer”
Misinformation and disinformation: how can local government tackle it?
LGiU Scotland’s Isla Whateley attended an event about Scotland’s upcoming deposit return scheme (DRS) that is due to be implemented soon, ran by the Green Alliance. Here she blogs about what she learned.
Scotland’s new deposit return scheme is becoming a reality. Iain Gulland, CEO of Zero Waste Scotland, tells us more about it and the benefits it will have.
One of the features of contemporary politics is the speed with which things move, writes Jonathan Carr West. In the last few weeks we have seen local elections in which the Conservatives lost over 1,000 seats; European elections in which the largest vote share was won by a party that barely existed when that column…
LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows blogs about her cycling trip to the Netherlands recently, and what she saw and learned there.
Edinburgh Council’s Leader, Cllr Adam Mcvey, is marching the issue of tourism tax all the way to Holyrood. We speak to him about what he’s learned from the process about developing a solid evidence base and reaching out to less-than-enthusiastic stakeholders. Back in London, LGiU spoke before the CLG Select Committee this week about the…
Coworking is an up-and-coming phenomenon, but what can it do for local communities? Cleo Goodman, Business Development and Impact at The Melting Pot, writes about the positive impacts it can have.
2019 marks 35 years since the first Volunteers’ Week. Roshni Mistry, NCVO’s communications assistant, wants to let councillors and officers know how they can get involved.
Today saw the launch of results from two major investigations into the state of council finances, both of which starkly demonstrate the impossible bind between short and long term pressures.
Andrew Walker reports on the work of the LGiU's Homelessness Commission which will publish its final report next month.