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LGIU response to the 2023 Autumn Statement

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) said: “Across local government, confidence in the Government’s ability to fix the sector’s financial crisis is at rock bottom. Our recent State of Local Government Finance survey found that only 14% of senior council officials are confident in the sustainability of council finances, and under 5%…

England & Wales, Scotland Press Releases

Local councillors nationwide awarded in 14th annual showcase of the best of local government

Local councillors nationwide awarded in 14th annual showcase of the best of local government Tonight, the LGIU and CCLA were proud to unveil the winners of the 2023 Cllr Awards, the only national awards ceremony to celebrate the vital work of local councillors across England and Wales. At the Guildhall in London, the top prize,…

Scotland Press Releases

Weakening of internal council watchdogs puts local authorities at significant legal risk

Local council monitoring officers, those legally required to ensure councils act within the law, lack influence at the top table putting local authorities at significant legal risk, according to a new report from the Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) in partnership with Lawyers in Local Government (LLG) and Browne Jacobson. Based on in-depth interviews with…

England & Wales Press Releases

LGIU Response: First Minister’s announcement on council tax freeze

LGIU Response: First Minister’s announcement on council tax freeze Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU Scotland, said: “LGIU Scotland is deeply concerned by yesterday’s announcement from the First Minister to freeze council tax. “​​The lack of consultation with local government demonstrates a failure of the principles of trust and respect that should be the foundation of…

Scotland Press Releases

14th annual Cllr Awards shortlist unveiled

14th annual Cllr Awards shortlist unveiled Local councillors from Cornwall to the Orkney Islands shortlisted for national awards   49 local councillors from across England, Wales and Scotland have been shortlisted for the 2023 LGIU and CCLA Cllr Awards, showcasing the vital contributions of councillors for the 14th year running. Competition was extremely tight with…

England & Wales, Scotland Press Releases