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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.
The LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce ran through 2018 /19 to expand the conversation and widen the thinking about what is needed to achieve a well-functioning council funding system. This report and the recommendations it contains are the result of that wide-ranging discussion.
The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. This report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government.
Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short, members-only guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role.