News Type: Blog Post


Clew Bay Bike Trail – Building momentum in Mayo

First in our series of articles exploring the winners at Chambers Ireland 2022 Excellence in Local Government Awards, we hear from Mayo County Council on how the Clew Bike trail won the Supporting Tourism Award.

Ireland Blog-article With case study

The state of local government finance: return of the annual survey

This year sees the return of the LGIU finance survey. Greg Stride highlights the trends and lessons of past surveys and outlines how we’ll be working with local government to understand the current situation and support members.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article

Real talk

In his latest column, LGIU’s Chief Executive, Jonathan Carr-West, discusses the uncertain financial outlook for local government in England as the country faces a period of economic recovery while also trialling out the increasingly popular ChatGPT AI tool.


Why the new National Planning Framework can deliver Scotland’s environmental ambitions

As the fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4) comes into play this week, Derek Robertson, Chief Executive of the Green Action Trust writes about the importance of embedding the climate and nature emergencies across planning policy and placing a stronger emphasis than ever before on the tangible actions that can address these twin crises.

Scotland Blog-article With case study

Driving a circular economy approach to soft plastic recycling

Collecting and diverting materials from landfills is one thing but creating a circular economy for recyclable materials is another. While countries across the world operate various structures to incentivise the return of recyclable goods, this blog explores Bendigo’s plan to incentivise a circular economy for recyclable goods. 

Australia Blog-article With case study