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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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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

Think tank warns of looming crisis of support for self-funders

New research published by localist think tank LGiU shows that self-funders of adult social care present a significant financial challenge for local government, threatening the entire structure of the social care system. 57 per cent of individuals fund in full or in part their residential and nursing care, but a substantial number are falling back…

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Public Finance: Me, myself and care funding

Self-funders make up a huge proportion of the social care system, yet little attention is paid to making sure they get the access they are entitled to. Everyone, including local government, stands to lose

England & Wales In the News