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Lessons for England from local government in Japan

In this article, Dr Greg Stride, from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, picks out some key lessons from our recent report on local government finance in Japan. 

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Performance Tracker 2023: public services as the UK approaches a general election

Britain’s public services are crumbling under unprecedented pressure, according to the latest performance tracker from the IfG and CIPFA. In recent years, Covid-19, political instability, inflation and strikes have brought services to breaking point, but the underlying problems stem from systematic underinvestment and short term decision making.

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Artificial Intelligence and local government

Artificial intelligence and machine learning made headlines in 2023. This briefing looks at how AI is already being used in local government, some of the ways councils are looking to embrace it and the benefits and (non-existential) risks it might pose.

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Autumn Statement 2023 – local growth and devolution update

Last year, LGIU reported on the Autumn Statement announcements on the day, and produced a subsequent briefing in December further outlining the macroeconomic and fiscal changes. This new briefing goes into detail on the devolution and local growth dimensions of the statement and a number of its accompanying documents.

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Housing and planning round-up January 2024

Housing quality is the big issue in the first housing and planning roundup of 2024, with social landlords facing new target times for repairs, including damp and mould. Other stories include rents, rough sleeping, the green belt and historic homes.

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