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General Election 2019: Liberal Democrats and Green Party manifestos

This briefing is one of a series on the general election. It provides an overview of the key proposals in the Green Party and Liberal Democrats’ manifestos, covering those areas of most interest to local government in England and Wales. LGiU briefings on other Westminster party manifestos can be found in our general election bundle.

England & Wales
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What lessons can be learnt from the Wigan Deal?

Over a period of six years, public services in Wigan have been through a major process of transformation, based on the idea of building a different relationship with local people. The new approach to delivering services has become known as the ‘Wigan Deal’.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Learning from the past: an international view of local government funding

This briefing explores the historical context for local finances around the world and summarises the recommendations made by the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy in Europe and UN-Habitat to strengthen municipal budgets.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
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Swift Read: Reflections on parity of esteem and mutual respect

The 2019 COSLA/IS conference marked the twentieth anniversary of devolution. Two other significant anniversaries were noted at this conference. It is fifty years since the Royal Commission on Local Government in Scotland (Wheatley) reported recommending a major overhaul of the system. It is also twenty years since the report of the Commission on Relations between…

Scotland
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The Glover Report on Designated Landscapes

This briefing provides an overview of the final report of the Glover Landscapes Review which was published in September. It follows a wide-ranging review of designated landscapes (National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty(AONBs)) which launched in May 2018

England & Wales
Members

Schools in England: unexplained pupil exits

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) have published ‘Unexplained pupil exits from schools: Further analysis and data by multi-academy trust and local authority’. The EPI present a subtle policy analysis that considers a range of factors within a complex school system.

England & Wales