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Scottish Government Budget 2022-23

Alice Creasy and Kim Fellows offer their initial thoughts on the Scottish Government’s Budget; more detailed analysis will follow for LGIU members very soon.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Small island, big ambitions

Andrea Grochowski, Future Energy Communications Officer for Shetland Islands Council, explores some of the many exciting renewable energy projects underway across Shetland.

Global, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Twelve briefings of Christmas

At LGIU, we are feeling the giving spirit this year and would like to showcase our most-popular briefings throughout 2021 with both members and followers. From 1st – 12th, you will find a new briefing every day in this virtual advent calendar. Access is only available for December – unless you’re a member of course.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Blog-article

From Power to Service Delivery? The politics of ward boundary reform in Chicago

Following on from a 2017 blog, LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead takes a look at the intricate and highly political complexities behind the 2021 ward boundary remap in the City of Chicago and what progress, if any, has been made since the last remap to democratise the process.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Blog Post Blog

And the 2021 winner is…

This Wednesday (24th November), the stunningly elaborate Banqueting Hall at Glasgow City Chambers played host to the 4th annual LGIU Scotland and CCLA Councillor awards. We are proud to announce the winning councillors, and recount some of the happenings from the night.

Scotland Blog Post Blog

Local government’s role in the epidemic of violence against women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated today (November 25) as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The important question is how can this translate into action at a global level? As local authority members know all too well, it all begins with action at a local level.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article

Did you miss our post-COP26 event? Catch up here

Our recent webinar considered the key outcomes from the COP26 conference with a specific focus on what they mean for local authorities and how they can be practically achieved and delivered. Watch a recording of the event here, or read our written summary of the discussion.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Blog Post Blog

Supporting prison leavers back into communities

As part of the recent Global Local Recap on crime prevention and rehabilitation, Ana Oppenheim, from the London-based charity Switchback, writes about supporting prison leavers in the community through mentorship and partnerships.

England & Wales, Global Blog Post Blog