Finance, levelling up, migration, housing, health and the environment: It’s a challenging stage for English local government. LGIU has news, views and resources to help you through it.
Greg Stride has recently joined the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre. He outlines his doctoral research programme on election administration and integrity, highlighting some key pain points in the UK and his aspirations to support local democracy worldwide.
Get involved with The Local Democracy Research Centre at LGIU. We’re working on a variety of projects for 2023 that bring rigorous research to find practical solutions. From international comparisons of local government funding to community support for local net zero action, and a toolkit to build inclusive economies and more.
LGIU’s Commissioning Editor for England, Peter Smith, rounds up the hot topics on finance, levelling up, refugees and asylum seekers, housing and so much more.
A strong local democracy relies on good relationships. That’s why the theme of the Notwestminster 2023 local democracy event on 18th February is all about trust. Find out how to get involved.
NASA, weather stations, schools and climate action. Find out how Fingal County Council promotes staff innovation and delivered an award-winning project in this short blog.
LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is working with the University of Birmingham to investigate the potential impact of a new National Care Service in Scotland. The proposed centralisation of care in Scotland will have widespread implications for local authorities. In this blog, the Birmingham team explain the project, which will be launching very soon.
How can we best promote local heritage? Karen Strewart from Forth Bridges Area tells us about how a local government partnership results in new initiatives to highlight Scotland’s iconic Forth Bridges and the historic communities of North and South Queensferry.
This blog series explores the progress of the March 2022 Schools White Paper – several aspects of which require parliamentary legislation before implementation. This second post explores the details of the Bill and what might be salvaged during this parliamentary session.
From levelling up to parking up, our new briefing on refugees and asylum seekers and councils looking at ways to deal with tough housing challenges, All Things England takes a weekly look at the policy issues for local government