Topic: Democracy, devolution and governance

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



England policy round-up: December 2022 and January 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from December 2022 and January 2023. After the hiatus of the summer and turmoil of early autumn, government departments are getting back to the usual rhythm of policy business, and there have been some significant announcements.

England & Wales Briefing

All Things Ireland- key updates for local authorities

In a big week for housing updates and Protocol politics, this weeks All Things Ireland summarises all the key local government updates to keep your 2023 informed and connected!

Ireland Publication

All things England: it’s tough all over

Finance, levelling up, migration, housing, health and the environment: It’s a challenging stage for English local government. LGIU has news, views and resources to help you through it.

England & Wales Blog-article

My research reveals serious concerns among those who run elections

Greg Stride has recently joined the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre. He outlines his doctoral research programme on election administration and integrity, highlighting some key pain points in the UK and his aspirations to support local democracy worldwide.

England & Wales, Global Blog-article

Explore 2023 projects with LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre

Get involved with The Local Democracy Research Centre at LGIU.  We’re  working on a variety of projects for 2023 that bring rigorous research to find practical solutions. From international comparisons of local government funding to community support for local net zero action, and a toolkit to build inclusive economies and more.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland Blog-article

Scotland February policy bulletin

Covering the last few weeks of 2022 and the first weeks of 2023, this latest policy bulletin includes vital insights into key documents that impact local government. This month’s big issue is finance – the impact of the Scottish Government budget on local government has been dominating headlines week after week.

Scotland Briefing

Local government performance in 2021

This is the latest briefing in our series that examines the work of the National Oversight and Audit Commission (NOAC). It examines the 50th publication which deals with the Local Government Performance Indicator Report for 2021 and will be of interest to senior staff and council members in Ireland.

Ireland Briefing