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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Laura Wilkes reports on work with Kingston RLBC, testing the limits of how public services are designed and managed to deliver services. (£ subscriber only content).
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).
Can a localised, yet connected, approach to public service innovation help us to meet complex social, political and financial challenges? Asks Jonathan Carr-West.
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).
Give people influence over the places they live in, the public services they use, and bring them together to share ideas and resources, argues Jonathan Carr-West.
LGiU inquiry highlights strong support for the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) but calls on the Ombudsman to provide a distinct offer to elected members. LGiU have published a new report which looks at the role of the Ombudsman and how it might best use the information it holds to enhance local accountability. Following a survey…
The complaints body for local government has broad support across the sector but must develop a distinct offer for councillors, the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) think-tank has reported today. (£ subscriber only content)
Swindon Council’s former leader, Rod Bluh, has criticised the government and David Cameron over their handling of councils in a stinging comment piece he has written for a local democracy think talk (C’llr magazine June 2013).
Our latest live chat discussed lessons from South Africa and France on creating a national public system, panelists included Laura Wilkes, LGiU policy manager.