In this article, Professor Kevin Orr from the University of St Andrews overviews his research into ‘organisational ghosts’ – enduring influences or figures with histories, biographies and legacies that stay with us. He argues that those in local government are no exception to hauntings and asks what we can learn from these organisational spectres.
The LDRC Symposium will launch the LGIU@40 manifesto, a set of new ideas developed with our members and the wider sector for how local government could work better.
“We need an honest conversation about the future of Irish local democracy” – AILG President Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick
Eager to hear more about the recent work of the AILG ahead of next year’s 125th commemoration of Irish local government, Thomas from LGIU Ireland spoke with AILG’s President, Cllr Pat Fitzpatrick, about the organisation’s reflections, aspirations and views on the Irish local government sector.
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.