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2024 UK Spring Budget – the highlights for local government

This news briefing summarises the most relevant highlights from the 2024 Spring Budget for local government, including trailblazing devolution deals, new Investment Zones, funding deals to support housing and social care and a public sector efficiency review.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

LGIU Response: Spring Budget 2024

LGIU's response to the Chancellor's Spring Budget and what this means for local government.

England & Wales Press Releases

LGIU members’ voices on finance in the media

When the LGIU’s 2024 State of Local Government Finance in England report was published, the story that it told of the desperate state of council finances and the consequences for public services was covered in-depth across the major news outlets.

England & Wales

Gender policy: Case studies and resources for local government

Every week, we highlight inspiration and innovation from local government worldwide. In this article, we’re focusing on how we can promote gender equity through local government policy and community action. You’ll find best practice from India, Slovenia, Belgium and the UK along with plenty of practical policy and resources for more insight and guidance on…


Lend your voice to capture the role of councillors in the UK

This article from Dr Thom Oliver, Senior Lecturer in Politics at UWE Bristol, emphasises the vital role of local councillors in the UK, tracing their historical significance and continued importance in addressing challenges. The article explores a collaborative study with academic experts investigating the experiences and perspectives of councillors across different demographics and political affiliations.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland

Young people policy and research update: March 2024

This briefing provides a round-up of policy developments, announcements and research related to youth policy, covering recent reports on youth violence and vulnerability, calls to increase funding for youth services and how the cost of living crisis is affecting young people.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Building better: inclusive planning to create spaces for everyone

This briefing highlights the importance of inclusive planning in creating public spaces for all, particularly for traditionally underserved communities. It sheds light on the challenges faced by trans and non-binary people, who are disproportionately affected by violence and social exclusion and provides recommendations for councils to support and engage with this community.

England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland
Members & Global Local

Gender-mainstreaming in Wien: equality lessons for local government

A case study of Vienna’s gender-inclusive approach to urban planning, highlighting projects such as the Urban Development Plan, Reumannplatz, and Aspern Seestadt. This briefing explores how a gender-sensitive perspective can address traditional inequities, create safer public spaces and promote environmental sustainability.

Global, Northern Ireland With case study