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Public notices – the case for radical reform: part 1

I want a vibrant, investigative local press. One that will, with strength, scrutinise local institutions. But how can newspapers do this when they are bound by a backdoor subsidy to the very organisations they seek to hold to account?

England & Wales Blog Post
Members

The decline of local newspapers – a decline in local democracy?

This briefing summarises the current state of local newspapers in the UK and Ireland and its likely impact on local democracy, and will be interesting to local authority members and officers with responsibility for communities, the voluntary and community sector, policy and democratic services

Ireland

myCllr – another online tool towards Gov 2.0?

Continuing my theme of posts on the ‘new political literacy’ I thought it would be interesting to interview Luke Bozier, MD of myCllr, to find out how he believes the service can strengthen local democracy and what it can do to put citizens better in control of their lives, communities and local services. What follows is…

England & Wales Blog Post

Online Training: Beyond Coronavirus: A new type of culture for a new type of authority: The role of Organisational Development

This series of 3, 90 minutes, online workshops are an interactive opportunity to develop your awareness and understanding of the organisational implications of change and the way in which Organisational Development can be used to challenge and shift culture to where it needs to be. It’s a chance to share experiences and opportunities and stimulate…

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members

The Sharing Economy

This briefing provides a summary of an independent review of the sharing economy produced for the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Government is due to publish its response in early 2015.

England & Wales

StrongEST, SmartEST, EasiEST – meet ESTONIA’S e-government

Mrs Tiina Intelmann, Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to Great Britain, is delighted to invite you to the Estonia-Scotland Digital Public Services event in Glasgow – part of the Estonia Now festival celebrating the Republic’s 100th anniversary. Hear from Linnar Viik, Estonia’s Programme Director for Smart Government and Co-Founder of the e-Government Academy, and from Adam Rang,…

Scotland
Members

Universal Credit: Latest NAO Assessment

This briefing summarises the NAO Universal Credit update, published on 26 November 2014, highlights progress made since the Universal Credit reset. In particular, it examines how the DWP has: developed realistic and agreed plans; set out a clear long-term operating model for services and IT development; designed short-term services to inform and prepare for full…

England & Wales
Members

Virtual Schools and the quality of education – research evidence

There are implications for learning styles, whole school organisation, and the funding of education with the increasing use of information technology in schools. This report looks at research done by the National Education Policy Centre into the educational effectiveness of virtual and blended schools.

Global, Scotland
Members

Outcome-based commissioning in domiciliary care: overview of regional roundtables

Following on from our 2012 publication Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care, the LGiU worked with Mears, a leading provider of home care and support services, to hold a series of roundtable events between November 2012 and February 2013. The six roundtables, which were held in locations across England, aimed to discuss the challenges…

England & Wales