Scotland

Roundtable: Local Horizons

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We’ve invited representatives from our member authorities and partner organisations to join us for a roundtable in advance of a publication to be produced in the Autumn.

The aim of our Autumn publication is to explore the future role of local government. The governance landscape across the whole of UK including Scotland is shifting fast – councils are taking on a variety of  roles – place shapers and service designers rather than just deliverers of services. In Scotland the benchmarking framework allows citizens and politicians to measure and review their own council and compare to others. The recent community empowerment act further encourages councils to put citizens at the heart of their plans.

At LGiU Scotland we believe there is an opportunity to be seized – as councils further develop their role as stewards of an area rather than just service providers, and as the call for more power to be moved from national government to local structures grows stronger, then we may start to see a democracy that becomes truly responsive to the needs and wishes of communities.

Need more context? Take a look at two recent briefings from LGiU Scotland:

The financial outlook for Scottish councils

Standing out from the crowd

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Attendance is by invitation only. Contact us for more information.

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Speakers:
  • Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU
  • Professor James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy; Co-Director, Academy of Government; Convener, Politics for Public Policy
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