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LE2018: The ones to watch

Not long to go until the local elections – Charlotte Maddix looks at what’s at stake this election season. In five weeks’ time, over 150 councils across England go to the polls. Over 4,000 councillors are up for election (nearly twice as many as in last year’s county elections). Our full local elections guide gives a short…

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LGiU Fortnightly 29th March: Local Election Special

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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What constitutes failure?

Jonathan Carr-West’s latest column for The Municipal Journal.

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Launch of LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce

We are launching the Local Finance Taskforce today, a local authority-led project to raise the profile of council funding issues to a wider audience and force the Government to provide much-needed policy clarity – and we need your help! Local authorities are in a precarious financial situation. With a Government preoccupied with Brexit, elections and high-profile issues like NHS…

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Count down to local elections

Once again, LGiU will be covering the local elections bringing you up to the minute results on council control. For years, we’ve been working with our Count Correspondents to help us publicise both the election results and the importance and excitement of our local democracy. We’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly in…

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Basic Income – first steps in Scotland and where are we now?

The idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as a feasible and effective welfare system is gaining increasing traction worldwide. Mandy MacEwan, Policy Co-ordinator in Communities & Neighbourhoods at Fife Council, takes us through what is happening with regard to UBI in local authorities in Scotland.

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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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