Today, in the first major event since the death of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh, Her Majesty the Queen opened a new Parliamentary session with her speech outlining the Government’s legislative agenda. Key focuses for local government were on voter ID, Covid-19 recovery and delivering a programme for levelling-up.
After last week’s elections, the results paint a complex picture for local government. In his latest column for The Municipal Journal, Jonathan Carr-West argues that they tell us more about the influence of local issues – not just national politics – and that dividing the country into convenient blocs can often obscure what’s really happening.
As the International Day Against LGBTQIA+ Discrimination is coming up on 17th May, this briefing looks at how councils are working to acknowledge, support, and engage the diverse groups that make up their workforces and communities.
James Cousins was a four term councillor in London. First elected in 1998 he shares his top tips with new councillors: learn all you can, do good and say yes.
This briefing looks at an example of community-led, area-based and multi-sectoral planning and place-making. The learnings identified may be useful to other communities and local authorities, particularly those in rural areas.
Swift Read: Something we can all agree on? Public opinion on the environment in towns and cities in the UK
Residents of villages, towns and cities in the UK are more united in their concern for the environment than one might assume given their often different political identities, according to research from the Centre for Towns. This could herald bolder national and local action to deliver the UK’s net-zero target.
In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections. We look at the final few days of election campaigning, outline which unitary councils to keep an eye on and discuss what’s…
With the impacts of climate change worsening with every passing year, this briefing draws on two recent reports which explore the challenges facing communities, as well as opportunities of building a local climate commons in the transition to net zero.
This briefing examines the case of Ireland and how, as one of the first Age Friendly Countries, according to the World Health Organisation, it is approaching the delivery of age-appropriate homes for its increasingly older population. This briefing will be of interest to housing personnel and, particularly so, to those charged with the long-term planning…
In the run-up to #SuperThursday on 6 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the Scottish and Welsh national elections, as well as the English local elections.