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MJ: LGiU – Whitehall silos could stymie neighbourhood budget expansion

Laura Wilkes, policy manager for the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), has said today’s announcement of a £4.3m funding boost for bottom-up, grassroots community initiatives could fail unless councils gain greater freedoms to innovate and reinvest savings in preventative services. (£ subscriber access only)

England & Wales In the News
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ProgressOnline: Connected Localism

Meeting long-term challenges such as caring for an ageing population; driving local economic renewal; ensuring that young people have the skills they need, and mitigating and adapting to the impact of climate change will require local innovation, not one-size-fits-all central initiatives.

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The MJ: Community budget fears dismissed as ‘hogwash’

Local government minister Brandon Lewis has dismissed as ‘absolute hogwash’ criticisms that the community budgets programme lacks ambition and is under-resourced. (£ subscriber access only).

England & Wales In the News
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Public Finance: Localism – getting connected

Can a localised, yet connected, approach to public service innovation help us to meet complex social, political and financial challenges? Asks Jonathan Carr-West.

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The MJ: LGiU urges joint approach to solving social challenges

Long-term complex challenges facing society and the economy must inevitably involve deeper localism and radical public service transformation through networks of local innovation, the Local Government Information Unit has suggested. (£ subscriber only content).

England & Wales In the News