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Compulsory Councillor candidate training: Insights from Victoria

With local government elections in Victoria, Australia, set for October 2024, we spoke with Local Government Victoria to find out more about compulsory pre-candidate training, and the benefits for the local government sector.

Australia Blog-article With case study

Global Local: Think Tank Review April 2023

The monthly Global Local Think Tank review highlights relevant research and policy from leading think tanks around the world. This month: artificial intelligence (AI), economic inactivity after the pandemic, and low wage/precarious work. It also includes reports covering food systems, migration governance and wellbeing policy tools.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication
Members

England policy round-up: February and March 2023

This policy round-up for England looks at policy announcements and publications from February and March 2023, a period which began with a reshuffle and saw some important announcements, including the budget, a white paper on health and disability (aimed at supporting people into work) and ‘powering up Britain’.

England & Wales Briefing

Supporting election workers as tensions rise

Whether through new voter requirements or through misinformation, the role of elections workers is getting harder. How can we address challenges and make sure we have enough people for the polls?

England & Wales, Global Blog-article

Global Local Executive Panel: Harmonious council decision-making

LGIU and the VLGA are thrilled to gather together senior executives from Australia, Ireland, the UK and Australia to explore harmonious council decision-making!

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South Africa Event

Essential guide to Local Election Communications

This guide is focussed on some easy steps to make election communications better so that local people know where to vote, who they can vote for and how much their vote mattered in the final outcome.

England & Wales Publication

Equal recognition: 7 tips on pay negotiations for women

Women in the UK are less likely to ask for a pay-rise and less likely to be successful when they ask. According to a 2022 YouGov survey, 43% of men have asked for a pay-rise, compared to a third of women. Of these men, 31% were successful in receiving a salary increase, compared to just…

England & Wales Blog-article
Members

Read all about it – Councils and local journalism

Local democracy reporters employed by the BBC have made a huge difference to the coverage of councils in the UK. But with many local papers having closed, there is no guarantee that residents know what their council is doing. Our new briefing looks at the health of local journalism.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing

Communicating in a crisis

This practical workshop will help you respond when a crisis strikes -- particularly through your council's communications team.

England & Wales, Ireland, Scotland Event

Communicating in a crisis

This practical workshop will help you respond when a crisis strikes -- particularly through your council's communications team.

England & Wales Event