The LGIU research symposium allowed us to reflect on our findings with experts, to map out the future of our research agenda and local government. In this article, we have taken the event’s rich ideas and narrowed them down to three core areas: Where are we now? Where should we be going? How do we…
The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, presented his 2023 Autumn Statement to Parliament on 22 November. This briefing looks in more depth at the financial implications of the Statement for local government than was possible in our on-the-day coverage.
This manifesto details what we believe needs to happen to set local government on the right path to be the sustainable and effective force we all need. It is based on research the LGIU has undertaken over the last decade and on a programme of in-depth conversations with our members.
This briefing examines the role that local government can play in promoting intergenerational activities that can benefit whole communities with respect to social care and community cohesion.
Judith Ish-Horowicz is a dynamic community activist who has been advocating for intergenerational practice in care and community services. LGIU’s Head of Content visited the first UK co-located care service to find out more.
The health, public health and social care round-up summarises new policy, research and publications that are relevant to elected members and officers interested in health and social care.
New JRF research has found that 3.8 million people in the UK are destitute, including 1 million children. Destitution has risen sharply over recent years, despite government action to boost incomes during the Covid-19 pandemic and cost-of-living crisis. This briefing looks at these alarming findings and potential policy implications.
Our England policy round-up overviews the key policy announcements and publications for local government. October and November saw the King’s speech, a reshuffle and the Autumn Statement. The latest edition features publications on levelling up towns and cities, reform of public finances, a new approach to social security and much more.
This briefing presents case studies of collaborative programmes to promote entrepreneurial and business skills in schools. Some programmes are led by the private sector, some by schools and some by local authorities.
A summary of the most relevant highlights from the 2023 Autumn Statement for local government, including levelling up and new devolution deals, planning reform, housing delivery, taxation cuts and more.