Topic: Democracy, devolution and governance

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



Parliamentary update: April-May 2024

This briefing provides updates on legislative progress relevant to local authorities in England and Wales, covering advancements and the status of pertinent bills during the parliamentary session’s last half-term before prorogation. It addresses both new and carried-over legislation, detailing their implications and developments.

England & Wales Briefing

What a general election means for administrators: launching our new research

Dr Greg Stride from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre explores what the UK snap general election means for administrators and outlines the launch of our latest research plans – to survey all administrators after the general election and investigate their experience of running back-to-back elections.

England & Wales, Scotland Blog-article

What does a new UK government mean for local government?

This paper explores what Labour and the Conservatives have said about local government over the past few months and since the election date was announced, as we begin to work out what the landscape will look like from the summer onwards.

England & Wales Publication

International local government news 04.06.24

Here are the latest newsworthy and interesting stories from the local government sector that caught our attention. In this round-up of what’s happening right now in the world of local government, you’ll find best practices, inspiration, and more from across the sector.

Global Blog-article

England policy round-up: April and May 2024

Our England policy round-up summarises the key announcements and publications for local government. This edition is the last before the general election in July. It features papers on devolution and local democracy and five ‘levelling up’ challenges. There is also an update on a deposit return scheme for drinks containers.

England & Wales Briefing

Threat to democracy: The alarming rise of violence against council staff

Across the UK, a disturbing trend is emerging with a surge in violence and abuse directed towards those who serve at the heart of local communities: council staff and elected officials. This briefing examines case studies on what councils are doing to support staff in the face of rising violence.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Briefing With case study
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LGIU special report: Ireland Local Elections 2024 part 2

This briefing, as part of our LGIU special report series on Ireland’s local elections, delves into the key issues and pledges made under the currently available party manifestos, and summarises developments in the Limerick mayoral election.

Ireland Briefing