In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent discussions of the LGiU’s Homelessness Commission on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively.
Bundle: Tackling waste and the circular economy
A manifesto for councillors
Bundle: Creating better places with children and young people
Janet Sillett reviews the state of Brexit negotiations as of October 2018, with particular focus on the position of local government.
This new report from LGiU and Portman Group presents the findings of our recent survey of English local authorities on their approach to managing the evening and night time economy.
LGiU Scotland attended the Academy of Urbanism’s 2018 congress – Cities on the Rise – to focus in on key points that local authorities might find useful, and to feed back the relevant learning to our members. This report covers material on building democratic cities, anticipating the driverless future, and the new urban crisis.
Business Rate Retention and the Fairer Funding Review are important steps towards reforming local government finance; but we believe that to achieve a sustainable system we need a much broader and more radical conversation post 2020.
Though aimed at council communications teams, this guide is designed to help anyone working in local government, including councillors, approach media opportunities with greater confidence and thereby make the most of them. It brings together and adds to several briefings we have published in England and Scotland on communications in local government.
This is our guide to where the action is in the local elections. Which councils are too close to call? Whereabouts in the country does political control hang in the balance? Which are the authorities where gaining or losing a seat could make or break a party’s fortunes?
In this long read Janet Sillett looks at what makes a place a place, what makes some places work and others not, how councils chart the story of their places and respond to the changes that inevitably happen.