News Type: Blog Post

Filter

Frontline care workers: heroes not zeros

Josephine Suherman looks at why the use of zero-hours contracts are so widespread amongst local authorities, specifically for domiciliary care workers, and the impact their use can have on the quality of the care provided

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Summer reading: c’llr August edition out now

The August edition of c'llr is out now. This time we are focusing on connected localism and innovation with a feature that includes articles about the Nesta Creative Councils programme and the One Norbiton neighbourhood community budget pilot. Plus of course loads of other articles - perfect summer reading!

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

LGiU at the 2013 Party Conferences

Every year, the LGiU hosts a range of popular fringes at each of the three main party conferences, as well as a local government dinner. Find out more about our fringe programme here.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Who should grant permission to frack?

Josephine Suherman blogs on the role of local authorities in granting planning permission for fracking operations

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Beating the Cuts – with a little help from your friends

Jenny North, Director of Policy & Strategy at Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation, blogs on the organisation's recommendations for commissioners, in light of their recent report on the impact of local authority cuts on partner organisations, such as charities

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

How can elected members foster more innovations in their councils?

The Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project (AIILGRP), in partnership with the Local Government Association, has been examining what councillors might do to foster more innovations in their councils.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Champions of Community Value

Andrew Walker argues that local government has an important role in making community rights practical and useful, as well as defending the value of public spaces.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

You know where you are with a good map

Siân Parkinson blogs on the importance of correctly mapping geographical data for local government, which can help improve impact assessments of national policies and help us better understand regional and local impact variations.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Response to Our Place! Funding announcement

Last week, Communities Minister Don Foster announced £4.3m of new financial support for the Neighbourhood Community Budget Pilot programme. Now called ‘Our Place!’, the programme will expand the existing Neighbourhood pilots to enable  around 100 communities to develop their own projects to give local people more control over their own local services. This also sits alongside…

England & Wales Blog Post Blog