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State of the locals on Friday evening

State of the locals on Friday evening Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) said: “There are always twists and turns with local elections results. But if we ignore the noise, the underlying signal from this set of elections is a steady drumbeat of lost Conservative council seats. Yes Ben Houchen has held…

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LGIU Statement – One month until the locals

Dr Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU said: “At the LGIU, we always say local elections are the most important set of elections of all because they are the ones that make the most difference to the places where we live and work and to our experience of public services. “That for us is an indisputable…

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LGIU and NILGA announce a new partnership to support councils across Northern Ireland

The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) and Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) have today launched a new partnership service to support councils across Northern Ireland. The LGIU has more than 40-years experience providing resources and advocacy for the local government sector. This new collaboration with NILGA will see the two organisations supporting councils across…

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Nominations open for the 2024 Cllr Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2024 Cllr Awards, celebrating the exceptional contributions of councillors across England, Wales, and Scotland, and winners will be announced at the Guildhall in London and the City Chambers in Edinburgh, with nominations closing on September 13, 2024.

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LGIU Response: Spring Budget 2024

LGIU's response to the Chancellor's Spring Budget and what this means for local government.

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LGIU Response – nearly 20 councils granted exceptional financial support

LGIU Response – nearly 20 councils granted exceptional financial support Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive, LGIU, said: “It’s good to see the Government finally recognising the scale and severity of the financial crisis in local government that so many of us have been warning of for years. This comes only a day after our research revealed…

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