News Type: Blog Post


When elections go wrong… four things we can learn from a big week of election mishaps

This week, several disaster stories from the world of electoral administration have made their way into the UK headlines. Ahead of his upcoming report on the impact of Voter ID, Dr Greg Stride, our resident local elections expert from LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, shares some insights into the key takeaways from these events.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article

Summer 2023 reading list from LGIU’s Chief Exec

As part of an annual tradition, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West shares the list of books he is aspiring to read over his August holiday break – maybe you can find your next great read too, check it out!

England & Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland Blog-article

All things Ireland: key local government resources for summer

Just because July was a washout doesn’t mean LGIU Ireland took its eye off the ball (GAA final pun intended)! Our monthly round-up recaps all policy briefings, articles, events and research that you might have missed over the last four weeks.

Ireland Blog-article

The problems caused by the Local Housing Allowance freeze

This article covers how the Local Housing Allowance (LHA) freeze has caused severe problems for nearly 2 million private rented sector tenants and the concerning research about what this means for residents across the UK and poverty levels.  

England & Wales, Scotland Blog-article