The Local Government (LGA) called on the Government has called for no more cuts as councils prepare for the ‘crunch year’ of 2015/16. Jonathan Carr-West offered his emphasised that as we look to the future, planning would be crucial to ensure that local authorities were able to meet growing demand and diminishing resources.
LGIU statement: State of the Locals – the results
LGIU response: Ipsos polling data on UK attitudes to local elections
LGIU Scotland statement: State of the Locals in Scotland – the results
Josephine Suherman, LGiU Policy & Public Affairs Trainee, talks to Lib Dem Voice about the launch of the 2014 C’llr Achievement Awards.
Andrew Walker, LGiU Policy Researcher, speakers to Shelter about why local authorities need greater freedom to raise standards within the private rented sector.
Claudia Wood, Deputy Director at Demos, references 2012 LGiU research in her article for Public Finance on rationing home care slots.
Jonathan Carr-West blogs for the LSE Politics and Policy blog on why the scale and speed of budget cuts mean that councils do not have the time and space to ensure permanent and sustainable reductions in cost.