Democracy, devolution and governance

Making sure that citizens have a voice through strong and vibrant local institutions.


Online Training: Investigations: Truth and other lies

An enlightening entry-level session that will equip delegates to use predictable dialogue to their professional advantage when undertaking any manner of investigation. 

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Place and wellbeing after the pandemic

In a new project funded by Research England, the Mile End Institute and the Local Government Information Unit are working together to understand how a public policy agenda oriented towards “wellbeing” and “place-shaping” is faring amid the pressures of the Covid-19 pandemic.

England & Wales Blog Post Blog

Online Training: Beyond Conflict Resolution

A 2-hour session that will equip delegates with the knowledge to successfully escape from high--risk situations when all other means of conflict resolution have failed. 

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Supporting Committee Chairs (lunchtime session)

This 75-minute session has been developed to provide participants with advice and guidance on how to best support meeting chairs. 

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event

Transforming Public Procurement – Green Paper

The UK spends £290 billion on public procurement every year, making it an important tool in achieving national and local policy priorities such as promoting economic development. The UK government has published a green paper on reforming procurement rules, with the aim of improving quality, transparency and value for money.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Unfinished business

Local government has been financially under resourced and the policy agenda has underserved in key areas of service, democracy and community. This latest pillar in our Post-Covid Councils project sets out a blueprint for the thinking we need to generate some vital momentum around these pieces of Unfinished Business.

England & Wales Publication

Oireachtas Review: January 2021

The New Year began with Covid-19 numbers growing at an exponential level with full level 5 restrictions re-imposed; the Government closing all but emergency construction, leading to discussions over re-opening schools dominating the month. January ended with confusion and controversy over the issue of the Irish Sea border.

Ireland Briefing

LGIU Fortnightly 15 February: Sustainability, growth and regulation

In this week’s episode, Ingrid Koehler and Jonathan Carr-West provide an overview of LGIU’s recent work, including our new 20-minute neighbourhoods bundle which outlines the benefits of accessible cities and signposts ideas that can feed into recovery from Covid-19 by building stronger and more resilient communities.

England & Wales, Scotland Podcast Blog

Book Club: How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division

Join us for a members-only online discussion of How to Stay Sane in Age of Division by Elif Shafak. Our book club provides an opportunity for a friendly Chatham House discussion of the book, the challenges in your council and what we can learn from each other.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Event