Four lessons to help us navigate the cost of living crisis

Many low-income families are teetering on the brink of crisis. How should local government respond? What lessons from the pandemic response can we apply now to do the best for our children and young people? We examine four lessons to help us navigate the cost of living crisis.

England & Wales, Scotland

Running elections: the state of electoral integrity before the 2023 local elections

In this article, Dr. Greg Stride of LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre disseminates the findings of his recent PhD into the health of England’s electoral system. He conducted in-depth interviews with electoral staff at the heart of it all and collated their experiences and views on the current situation and the changes ahead, including the…

England & Wales

Book review: Urban Planning for Climate Change by Professor Barbara Norman

This article offers a review of Professor Barbara Norman’s latest book on urban planning for climate change, in particular highlighting how it provides extensive information on the institutional and governance issue surrounding how we address climate change, including specific actions local government can take in their communities.


Equal recognition: 7 tips on pay negotiations for women

Women in the UK are less likely to ask for a pay-rise and less likely to be successful when they ask. According to a 2022 YouGov survey, 43% of men have asked for a pay-rise, compared to a third of women. Of these men, 31% were successful in receiving a salary increase, compared to just…

England & Wales