Local Government Finance Update – July 2017

Welcome to July’s edition of the Local Government Finance policy update! This month we look at the Queen’s Speech and the Secretary of State’s address at LGA Conference 2017 for clues as to the future of local government funding. We highlight the concerns raised in the NAO’s latest research on CAs. And we sum up…

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Local Democracy Update – July 2017

Welcome to the July edition of the local democracy policy update, writes Andrew Walker. This month: devolution and local democracy post-election; an upcoming meeting on leadership; democracy from the ground up; and an advance call for open data.

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Lessons from the MacKinnon report for local governance

LGiU Ireland Director, Andy Johnston, explores the local governance lessons that the rest of Ireland can take from the MacKinnon Report and the case of Cork.  The report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Cork (the Group) published in June has once again created an interest in local governance and its…

Ireland Blog Post

Keeping our communities safe

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, comments: It’s been a very difficult few weeks for local government as for the country as a whole. We have had three fatal terrorist attacks and the horrific loss of life in the Grenfell Tower fire. Of course our first thoughts must always be with the victims and their…

England & Wales Blog Post

Scotland’s new political landscape

Charlotte Maddix shares an update on the minority administrations and coalitions that have taken shape following the local elections. This post was updated 16/06/2017 to reflect the news from Edinburgh.  In every council bar one, the new administrations that will run Scotland’s services for the next 5 years have been formed. Next week’s general election has overshadowed…

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