This new report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, written by our partners at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Care looks at the implications for local government of a national care service plan as proposed by the Scottish government.
2017 State of Local Government Finance survey
A manifesto for councillors
A New Settlement: place and wellbeing in local government
This project, with the Centre for Local Economic Strategies, has been exploring the potential to create stable local economies that support strong social and environmental outcomes without economic growth.
Councillors at the casino? The differentiated landscape of local council financial strategies in England
Professor Andy Pike from Newcastle University explores how financial innovation has become part of the repertoire for local councils struggling to close funding gaps in England. He explains how these practices are connected to characterisations of ‘councillors at the casino’ running risks with taxpayers’ money and taking a public service gamble, jeopardising essential service provisions.
This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre looks at the hugely important role of the monitoring officer in English local government and makes recommendations for changes to improve the status and effectiveness of the position.
The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is exploring how local government is funded in different countries as part of ongoing work to develop new ideas and solutions to tackle long-standing problems. This report takes an in-depth look at the system in Italy.
This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre – supported by Browne Jacobson – explores local government’s democratic leadership on climate action.
The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre has produced a major new research report – funded by the JRSST-CT- on democracy in the UK.
This report focuses on the local government funding system in Germany. It is part of ongoing research by the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre comparing funding systems in different countries.
Parking is a complex issue that cuts across social, economic, environmental and development policies. There are also new developments in the pipeline that councils need to be aware of and incorporate into their strategies. This new report is intended as an informative tool to aid discussions around future planning.
The Local Democracy Research Centre has commissioned experts at the University of Northumbria, led by Dr Kevin Muldoon-Smith, to look at how local government is funded in different countries around the world. This is an introduction to that research with an overview to the funding systems in England, Germany, Italy and Japan.