Laurie Thraves, LGiU Policy Manager, explains to the MJ why the struggle to find school places for primary students in 2016 is a self-inflicted wound for the Secretary of State, Michael Gove. However, the LGA’s recommendations, unfortunately, are a wrong and partial answer to the right question.
LGIU Statement: LGIU response to new Covid-19 funding package for councils
LGiU response to the Chancellor’s Budget
LGIU statement: 2020 Local Elections postponed
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, speaks to Public Finance about plans for two new combined authorities.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, comments on rates of national house building and the LGA’s claims that it has stalled.
Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, talks to the LGC about why councils need to re-think their relationships to their residents.
Chris Naylor, LGiU Policy Manager, speaks to BBC South East about the issue of fracking and the role of the parish council within planning decisions.
Local government will continue to be restricted unless it allows women to contribute effectively, Laura Wilkes, LGiU Policy Manager, has warned.
The Guardian Local Leaders Network: Welfare reform will put pressure on councils – local government news
‘Whitehall must ‘do better’ at collecting taxes’ – Lauren Lucas, LGiU Policy Manager, is quoted in this week’s roundup.
The Local Government Association says central government must become as good as councils at collecting tax. Lauren Lucas, LGiU Policy Manager, agrees stating that ‘70% of residents were happy with their council, but 62% are dissatisfied with government’. Perhaps its time to turn the tables and look at what the centre could learn from the local.
Jonathan Carr-West speaks to BBC Gloucestershire about the role of the council in tackling benefit fraud. From 1 hour 9 mins in.