LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: Final Report
Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future
Reviving localism: three challenges
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?
This guide is based on LGiU experience of covering elections and working with local authorities. It covers digital communications and using open data to create more transparent local elections.
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.
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 their ideas for the future.