ALGA’s 28th National General Assembly: Our summary
All politics is local
Building better Pride and local government relationships
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.
How do we know if our work is having the right impact? Local government deals with some of the thorniest problems in the public sector where there are no blueprints or universally accepted ‘right’ answers.
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…
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.
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?
Hear about the results from our latest survey, in which we asked UK council chief executives all about how they’re planning for Brexit.
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.