Most popular LGiU content of 2019
Councillor skills: reading for speed and retention
Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future
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.
The LGiU has been working for years to support better home care with our member councils, with home care providers and with those involved intimately in the business of care – care workers, people who need care and their families.
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.
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.