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Finding long-term financial sustainability

This briefing summarises our recent LGIU & VLGA Global Local Executive Panel, interrogates the topic of financial sustainability in local governments, and offers key insights into how council Chief Executives in the UK, Ireland and Australia face the growing challenge of sustainable local government finance.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Briefing
Members

England policy round-up: June and July 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at the most relevant and recent announcements and publications during June and July. Government announcements included the third National (Climate) Adaptation Plan, information on the role of the new Office for Local Government, and plans to simplify the funding landscape for local authorities.

England & Wales Briefing
Members

Parliamentary update: June and July 2023

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a monthly update on the progress of each piece of legislation through the Houses of Parliament that is of relevance to local authorities in England and Wales.

England & Wales Briefing
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Weekly Policy Roundup 24th July, 2023

This week’s policy roundup tackles the Commonwealth Games, the driving factors behind home ownership, and snail bait in Bondi.

Daily-news

All things Australia – new research and resources for local government

Our latest resources for local government in Australia include fresh analysis of 20-minute neighbourhoods and a deep dive into topics like Community Land Trusts and planning for electric vehicles. We keep you up to date with everything that matters to local government in Australia. Find out what you might have missed.

Australia Blog-article
Members

Housing and planning round-up July 2023

Regulation is the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with more English councils found to have breached consumer standards. Other stories include private renting, rough sleepers, damp and mould, energy conservation and conversions of vacant buildings into homes.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

All things Scotland: Islands in the downstream, Cllr Awards 2023 and more

From what to do with the kids during summer holidays to children’s health, tax and population trends , we keep you up to date with everything that matters to local government. Find out what you might have missed from LGIU in the last four weeks, including the launch of our annual Cllr Awards.

Scotland Blog-article
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Weekly Policy Roundup 10th July, 2023

This week’s policy roundup covers a NSW council funding review, backlash to planning law changes in Victoria, and lower-than-average trust in Australian local government.

Daily-news

All things Ireland: don’t miss resources in July

July 2023:  we keep you up to date with everything that matters to local government. Find out what you might have missed from LGIU in the last four weeks, including the launch of our annual Cllr Awards Global Local showcase.

Ireland Blog-article