How can councils help employees with IT issues? James Gallacher, ICT Manager tells us about West Dunbartonshire Council’s new Tech Desk for employees.
In this article, Thomas and Hannah from LGIU Australia spoke with Steven Head, General Manager of Hornsby Shire Council, about some of the challenges and opportunities facing the council this year and beyond.
As part of LGIU’s efforts to connect local governments internationally, Thomas and Hannah headed to Bellaghy, in Northern Ireland, to attend the Northern Ireland Local Government Association AGM and share updates on the NI LG sector!
Experience LGIU's in-house training and explore equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work in public services. This course is FREE to LGIU members and only £10 for nonmembers. Dive into the full version of this training by reaching out to us about bespoke training for your organisation.
In this article, Beth Haines and Dr Greg Stride, from our Local Democracy Research Centre, look into the existing research on Monitoring Officers in English local government and answer all the key questions you may have ahead of some upcoming research exploring the changing role of monitoring officers.
This case study briefing highlights the link between disability and poverty. It considers the policy response of both the UK government and the Scottish government, as well as the role of local government, in tackling the challenges of addressing this correlation and improving the livelihoods of disabled citizens.
The 2021 UK census asked people, among other things, about their jobs. But how does this affect local government? This new briefing uses census data to reveal how many people work in different professions, both for councils and in areas of employment affecting public services.
Nearly nine million people in the UK are economically inactive. Attention has focused on the ‘great retirement’ during the pandemic, however, the data reveal a more nuanced picture, with different factors in play across age, gender and geography. High rates of inactivity are bad for individuals and the economy, as this briefing explores.
The DfE for England has become a significant investor in research, principally to assess its programmes and policies. This briefing contains a selection of research reports published in 2023 which make for fascinating reading although their impact on policy development needs examining.