The policy agenda behind community budgets is, of course, not new. For over twenty years central government and local government have preached joined up government: to break down departmentalism and to bring together budgets around people and places rather than functions, organisations and structures. This guide brings together a series of LGiU briefings on community…
A New Settlement: place and wellbeing in local government
The mechanics of devolving power
Devometrics: How to Measure Decentralisation? A Review of the Literature
This collection of essays looks at how a localised, yet connected approach to public service innovation can help us meet complex social and political challenges.
The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is currently developing the future strategy for how they use their information to better inform local accountability. To aid this process, the LGiU carried out a consultation of the local government sector to find out how a better understanding of issues giving rise to complaints in local government can be…
LGiU has been assessing the social impact of The Big Lunch every year since it launched in 2009. This report looks back over the past four Big Lunches, summarises our findings and presents the case for why we think The Big Lunch is important for a wide range of public policy goals.
This report from the LGiU, in association with the National Trust, considers whether the National Planning Policy Framework is delivering planning solutions that reflect the needs and concerns of local communities.
The guide is a ‘plain-English’ guide to the The Local Government Finance Act 2012, which completed all of its parliamentary stages in both houses and received Royal Assent on 31 October 2012.
LGiU and SEA have worked together on this state-of-the-nation look at local authorities and traffic enforcement.
This report, published with Westminster City Council, examines the role of councils in promoting public health and highlights the need for councils to incentivise people to exercise.
This report from the LGiU, supported by Home Group, looks at the role of local authorities in end of life care and how councils can develop their part in this important service provision.