Running for the 13th year across England & Wales and 5th year in Scotland, Cllr Awards are the only national awards celebrating the vital work of councillors. Nominate a councillor today!
In the run-up to elections on 5 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the elections taking place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Ireland has commenced a process of re-orientation of the planning policy framework. In doing so it is replicating policy efforts in Scotland. This briefing provides an overview of the policy and its subsequent review and looks to possible lessons from Scotland for local and national Irish policy-makers.
This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.
This briefing outlines around 20 UK Shared Prosperity Fund papers published on 13 April 2022. It also briefly considers Levelling Up Fund Round Two application guidance and a technical note published on the same day for this related £4.8bn fund.
As executive mayors continue to be rolled out across the OECD, the people of Dublin have just commenced a participative democracy process to determine the best way forward for local governance arrangements in the city region. This blog gives some background for LGIU readers across the globe.
For the first time, Prince Charles delivered the Queen’s Speech to open the new Parliamentary session, in the Queen’s absence. Key focuses for local government included levelling up, planning system reforms, the new Schools Bill, and transport and infrastructure investment.
Simone develops and delivers LGiU’s extensive events programme and aims to increase awareness of LGIU’s work and engagement with members. Simone is a Texas native with a background in Natural Resources Management who left for the mountains of Colorado where she supported the Forest and Rangeland Stewardship Department at Colorado State University. She then made…
Localisation, sustainability, and resilience in Newcastle, Australia: Harnessing the power of Anchor Collaboratives
This briefing is the final in a four-part series exploring opportunities for Local Government to grow local productivity and place-based wellbeing by intentionally adopting Anchor approaches. The briefing is based on the research project Localising Supply Chains commissioned by City of Newcastle, Australia and recently completed through a collaboration between Ethical Fields, The Yunus Centre…