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A New Settlement: place and wellbeing in local government

In this paper we argue that building back better after the pandemic must include a new settlement for place that reconnects the government’s “levelling up” ambitions with the decentralisation of power in England.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

An introduction to overview and scrutiny

This guide has been produced for elected members who are involved in the council’s overview and scrutiny process and want to develop their questioning skills. 

England & Wales Publication

A New Settlement: Place and Wellbeing in Local Government

Following the upheaval of the past year, the time is right for a radical restructuring of power, politics and policy around the needs of local places. That’s why we argue in this paper, and in the full report that will be published on Wednesday 16 June, that the UK needs a new “settlement for place”.…

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Essential guide to local elections communications 2021

Local elections matter and how we talk about them matters. Effective communications can build enthusiasm for local democracy and this communications guide focuses on some easy steps that councils can take during the election period.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Personal safety for councillors

Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role. It has been updated to include information on canvassing and Covid-19.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication
Members & Followers

An introduction to mental health

This guide written by LGIU associate trainer Miranda Smythe offers an introduction to mental health disorders, laws and people’s rights and tips for supporting and communicating with a person who has a mental health diagnosis.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Managing remotely in these unprecedented circumstances: a guide

Home working is now compulsory for many people. LGIU associate Keith Crampton offers some pointers for managing teams remotely during the Covid-19 crisis.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication

LGIU MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey 2020

LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.

England & Wales Publication

Annual Review 2019

After a busy 2019 for local government, our annual review reflects on the past year for LGiU, and provides a look ahead to 2020.

England & Wales Publication