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Our team of leading experts provide regular commentary on a wide range of local government issues. For all press enquires, please contact Jen Pufky on 020 7554 2800 or 07825 617 927 or by email on jen.pufky@lgiu.org.uk.

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The LGC: Connect Locally

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of the LGiU, talks to the LGC about why councils need to re-think their relationships to their residents.

England & Wales In the News
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BBC South East: Fracking in West Sussex

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.

England & Wales In the News
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Guardian Local Leaders Network: LGA urges Whitehall to collect tax more efficiently: expert views

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.

England & Wales In the News
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The MJ: The human factor

Laurie Thraves, LGiU Policy Manager, explains the human cost behind a failure to provide adequate support to self-funders of adult social care.

England & Wales In the News
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The MJ: Daring to put a cap on care

Chris Horlick, Managing Director – Care of Partnership, discusses in the MJ why it is so important to consider the impact of care costs on council budgets and recognise the pressures that local authorities are under.

England & Wales In the News