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Following the money: Who is watching local government in England?

In this blog, Dr Ben Worthy, lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck, examines the findings from his recent research paper on (the lack of) oversight and audit in English local government finances, and makes suggestions for how the system should be improved.

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Parliamentary update: February 2024

The purpose of this briefing is to provide a regular 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.

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Members & Global Local

NIMBYs vs YIMBYs: can local government reconcile the great housing debate?

Housing is one of the most fraught issues on the political agenda everywhere. On either side of one contentious issue – building houses to meet growing population needs – is NIMBYs vs. YIMBYs (no/yes in my backyard). So what’s the answer? How do we reconcile two very different views at the local level? This briefing…

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Housing and planning round-up February 2024

Housing waiting lists are the big issue in this month’s housing and planning round-up, with the government proposing controversial changes ahead of the general election. Other stories include rough sleeping in London, homelessness in Scotland, brownfield development, regulatory changes and a new pledge over no-fault evictions.

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Vacancy – Membership Coordinator

Salary: £27,000 per annum Contract Type: Permanent, full time Working for: LGIU Reporting to: Membership Manager Location: UK or Ireland Purpose of Role The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting local government. Our purpose is to make sure that local government is informed, engaged and connected. We provide policy…

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About LGIU Panels

LGiU offers an extensive range of training that can be delivered in your council.  From skills for councillors and officers to building better community relationships, we can help your organisation build the skills you need where you need them.

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About LGIU Workshops

LGiU offers an extensive range of training that can be delivered in your council.  From skills for councillors and officers to building better community relationships, we can help your organisation build the skills you need where you need them.

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Lessons from the lived experience of care leavers

In this article, David Graham, National Director of The Care Leavers’ Association, provides advice on improving the quality of life for care leavers. The charity, set up in 1999 as a voice for people who grew up in state care, also advocates for better policy and practice changes informed by the lived experience of care…

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