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Welcome to 'And finally'
We're debuting our And finally newsletter this month and this is the second edition – we hope you like it and find it useful! Please send any feedback or suggestions for future editions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we'd love to hear from you.
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Breaking: UK budget news
This morning's Growth Plan announcement to the UK parliament by new chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng covered energy prices, deregulation, streamlining the planning system and generous tax cuts for some. The government is taking a big bet on supply side reforms. Everyone can read our view on it. Members can see our quick outline of the key policies and relevance to local government.. Look out for more detailed analysis soon and our budget coverage for Ireland next week.
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More from LGIU
Dr. Andrew Walker, who leads the LGIU's Local Democracy Research Centre outlines their latest project looking at the links between finance, governance and innovation within systems and across countries. Find out more and how to get involved with our research.
Check out this guest post from Lucy Slack, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth Local Government Association, discussing what the Queen's death might mean for the Commonwealth.
LGIU staff picks
Weekly highlights of what we're reading, watching or listening to that we thought you might like, too. What do you recommend?
📖 We recently had our staff away day full of team-building training. Inspired by this, Simone Short, our Events Co-ordinator picked up The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni at a charity shop at the weekend. She says, "We went through the Lencioni model at our strategy day and I was inspired to snag it!"
📚 Jonathan Carr-West our Chief Executive had a whole summer reading list that he shared with us. It looks really impressive, but how much did he really read?
Tweet of the Week
We love the idea of a municipal heroes playlist. Michael is a former Louisville, Kentucky, USA data lead and still works with local government on mobility data. Go on, help him out!
Exclusive policy briefings
Our latest Membership and Global Local subscription briefings:
- The case for better places – understanding the social and economic benefits of placemaking. Australia, corporate members.
- Supporting Green Public Procurement implementation in Ireland. corporate members
- Early years and childcare roundup. England, corporate members.
- Housing and planning round-up. UK, corporate members.
- Scotland Programme for Government 2022/23 — Highlights for Councils. corporate members
Global Local Bulletin: Do you love them as a tourist, but hate them as local gov member? Short-term rental accommodation and how to regulate them, global best practice.
For LGIU corporate members and Global Local subscribers.
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LGIU events and training
It's never too early to support new councillors! King's Lynn and West Norfolk, a district council in England, has booked in-house training for next June to support their potential new intake from the May 2023 elections with some scrutiny and questioning skills.
Looking for some training? Learn more about how we can design an in-house curriculum to meet your council’s needs or get in touch via email@example.com to create something customised to your needs.
Learn something new next week We have an online session just for councillors next week on how to develop and strengthen your working relationships with officers. Book now and check out all our upcoming sessions here.
This story made us smile.
Shoppers shocked as sheep guided through Glasgow streets
Shoppers were shocked on Saturday afternoon after spotting a man walking two well-trained sheep on leashes down a busy Glasgow street. The animals were seen strolling along Buchanan Street on Saturday afternoon by a man wearing a cowboy hat and carrying a long walking stick.
Daily Record / Glasgow Live
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