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Collection: Global budget coverage and analysis

This collection showcases a range of LGIU work on current and past budgets across England, Scotland, Ireland and Australia. It has plenty of key resources to offer for staff and councillors in public services looking into current budgets, the implications budgets have on local government, and budget trends over previous years.

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

Charity resilience during the cost of living crisis

Charities showed great adaptability in the face of Covid-19, but the cost of living crisis may prove even more challenging to their long term sustainability. This briefing summarises research from the Social Market Foundation on charity resilience and suggests how councils can help sustain the vital work that charities do locally.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland With case study
Members

England policy round-up: August and September 2023

Our England policy round-up services overview the key policy announcements and publications for local government.  The latest edition includes the government’s recent announcement to change the net zero by 2050 plans, the integration of Local Enterprise Partnership functions into local authorities, a paper on making better use of data around electric vehicle charge points, and…

England & Wales
Members

Young people policy and research round-up: October 2023

This briefing provides a round-up of policy developments, announcements and research related to young people in England and Scotland, covering government announcements, educational attainment in 2023, the effect of the cost of living crisis on young people, and developments in youth justice, among other policy areas.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Up in smoke: The rise and risks of single-use vapes

UK Government are reportedly poised to ban single-use vapes. This briefing sets out issues with these products, explores what local governments and partner organisations across the UK are doing to tackle this issue and will be of interest to everyone working in public health and environmental services.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members

Health, public health and social care round-up: September 2023

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.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

LGIU@40 Collection: Participation

Participation is a central theme of our LGIU@40 campaign about the future of local government. This collection of resources explores the issues and includes major research reports, articles, member-only briefings and our Global Local newsletter.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

What if people really participated in local democracy?

As part of our LGIU@40 campaign we are asking fundamental questions about the future of local government. Here LGIU’s chief executive Jonathan Carr-West looks at the integral role of effective participation and how we can improve democratic engagement.

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

IFS Deaton Inequality Review: the distribution of public service spending

In May 2019, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) launched the IFS Deaton Review on Inequality, described as a “five-year study of the inequalities in society”. This latest briefing covers ‘The distribution of public service spending’ report, published in May 2023. 

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members

Parliamentary update: September 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