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More focus on towns

Towns are starting to get the attention they deserve in policy terms. LGiU has long covered the particular challenges facing smaller towns and Janet Sillett looks at issues.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

On climate change, poverty, and inequality: ‘What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind’

‘You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make’ – Jane Goodall. This blog explores the links between poverty and the unequal effects of and efforts to address climate…

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Has localism taken root in London?

Centre for London’s new publication examines the role of neighbourhoods in shaping that city. Joe Wills explains.

England & Wales Blog Post

COSLA 2019: exploring the Scottish governance cycle.

This year’s COSLA conference assessed the impact on local government of 20 years of devolution to Holyrood and challenged councils to look ahead to the next 20 years. LGiU Scotland’s, Andy Johnston, was there.

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Understanding the ‘lived experience’ of poverty

There are 14.3 million people in the UK in poverty. Despite many policy initiatives by central and local government, the poverty rate has hardly changed since 2000. So what can be done to better understand poverty in the UK, asks Kerry Furguson and how should policy makers address it?

England & Wales, Scotland Blog Post

Welcome to the new website

We tell you what’s new, what’s improved and what we have planned for the future.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post

In Conversation With… Gerry McCartney, NHS Health Scotland

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows talks to Gerry McCartney from NHS Health Scotland, who is head of the Public Health Observatory, about life expectancies, health inequalities, and the role of local government in improving these figures.

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