What financial lessons can UK local government learn from the rise of China in international snooker?
Are we fully benefitting from transferring skills and expertise from UK local authorities to the wider world? And can the increasing global expansion of snooker give us any pointers on how to capitalise on the collective expertise we have to share, both in sports and local politics? This think piece explores the answers.
This briefing brings together some insights from previous LGIU content on long-term financial sustainability and highlights the ongoing challenges facing the sector in Australia.
This briefing explores the approaches of the Irish and UK local government systems to climate change and their respective strategies in response to the challenges presented.
Every month, we review the progress of legislation through parliament and highlight what is relevant to local authorities across England and Wales. Catch up quickly with all the latest updates throughout December, including carried-over legislation on data protection, economic activity of public bodies and renter reform.
At a time when winter pressures are peaking and with the junior doctor strike, our latest health round-up looks at the most significant developments across the sector over the last month, including reform and finance updates and the latest research and publications exploring public health and care practices.
The latest in our series on local government financial management. Examining aspects like the Capital Advanced Leasing Facility (CALF) funding mechanism, key reform recommendations from their recent review, and the impact of the expanding Vacant Property Refurbishment Grant.
A year in which we celebrate 125 years of local government in Ireland, 2024 promises key changes in local policy and elections, including a directly elected Mayor. This article overviews the big developments in areas like housing, planning and environment and is a must-read for all in the sector.
After an eventful year for Scottish local government in 2023, we have mapped out some of the key policy areas for the sector in 2024 to identify the pinch points and priorities for Scotland’s 32 councils over the next 12 months. Sign up for FREE to read.
Against a backdrop where public finances face the greatest challenges since devolution, we break down the highlights and implications for local government. Today’s budget may indicate troubled waters ahead for the 2024/25 Local Government Finance Order and Budget setting process.
LGIU Scotland Response: 2023 Scottish Budget Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU Scotland, said: “With one in four Scottish councils warning that they may be unable to balance their books next year, today’s budget will not offer much reassurance. The Verity House Agreement promised early budget engagement, and it promised ‘no surprises.’ This financial settlement does…