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 Response: Birmingham City Council’s Section 114 notice
Squeezed councils’ contribution to Net Zero goal at risk as public support wanes
LGIU response to the Electoral Commission’s report on voter ID
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.
LSE Politics and Policy Blog: The Big Lunch – creating a sense of community across the fragmenting neighbourhoods of Britain
Evidence suggests that social capital is important for people’s wellbeing. However, creating social capital in communities, especially in today’s economic climate, can be a challenge. Laura Wilkes of the LGiU has been analysing the impact of The Big Lunch.
Eight out of 10 councils expect their authorities to take a more proactive stance in relation to the private rented sector in future, according to research by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and the Electrical Safety Council, and nearly 95% think they have “an important role to play” in this sector.
I have just paid my annual subscription to the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) – 1% of my take home pay – so a review by a critical friend is in order, writes John Fowler.
The majority of councils in England want to play a greater role in the private rented sector, reveals new research by the LGiU in partnership with the Electrical Safety Council (ESC). The research shows that 8 out of 10 councils want to engage more actively in the private rented sector and nearly 95 per cent…
18th April 2013 A report published today by LGiU highlights how a simple shared meal between neighbours can provide a valuable and sustainable boost to Britain’s social capital at a time when communities are increasingly disconnected. The LGiU has been analysing the social impact of The Big Lunch since its launch in 2009. Founded by…