Caught between a rock and a cliff-face

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.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 24th May: Andy Burnham Special

This week’s podcast is an Andy Burnham special, featuring an exclusive interview with the Mayor of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, discussing the positive effects of devolution. Burnham gives his thoughts on a whole-place approach to reforming services, Whitehall’s top down approach and of course football. Plus we ask about homelessness in light of our…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast

In Conversation With… Cllr Gavin Corbett

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows is talking with Gavin Corbett, a Green councillor at the City of Edinburgh Council, about canals, the climate emergency and community clean-ups.

Scotland Blog Post

Welcome new councillors

After the local elections on 2 May, a lot of new councillors have now taken office. If that’s you, then there’s a lot to take in. LGiU is here to help.

England & Wales Blog Post

LGiU Fortnightly 10th May: Independents’ Day

On this week’s podcast, we reflect on what messages can be drawn from the surprising outcome of last week’s elections. Is it all about bins not Brexit, or are there more complex layers to these elections? We contemplate the increased Lib Dem and Independent vote, and speak to Cllr Steve Bridger, who was elected on…

England & Wales Blog Post, Podcast