We focus on local issues in a connected world. What can we learn from local governments around the world as they face both unique challenges and those we all face in our own communities. This is a collection of international local government content.
LGIU MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey 2020
Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention
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.
After 47 years of membership the UK leaves the EU today (31st January 2020). This bundle brings together the content that we have produced on Brexit over the past few years.
The government’s commitment to “levelling up” certainly could be transformative. There is potential for devolving real political and decision making powers to councils as part of this process over this year and into the 2020s. But given the historical precedent it would be an astonishing turn of events. It would break the pattern in the…
Miranda Smythe offers some key tips for getting through the huge amounts of reading material that is a councillor’s lot.
Your favourite LGiU content from 2019 from England & Wales, Scotland and Ireland – including member-only policy briefings, blogs, think pieces and podcasts.
At LGiU we’ve been thinking, writing, talking and acting with our members on all these issues and more for the last ten years (and the 25 years before that). Collected here are ten ideas from the last decade that we think are unfinished business. These are ideas we still believe in, ideas on which we…
Read the latest content from LGiU all about the 2019 General Election. Find out what it means for councils, from running the election to potential policy prognostications.
As the October 2019 Brexit deadline looms (subject to any possible extension), with anticipation of an orderly exit ebbing and flowing, this long read offers some reflections on the story so far from an Irish perspective.