This is the latest briefing in the LGIU series that examines the work of the NOAC (the National Oversight and Audit Commission) in Ireland, particularly focusing on report number 46, which reviews local authorities and regional assemblies’ corporate plans for 2019- 2024.
Hybrid working is operating successfully in local government and is popular among staff. Some councils are going further and introducing home working contracts or trialling four-day weeks. In this briefing, we ask, what does this mean for traditional office or desk-based working?
The Global Local podcast has returned to celebrate the first birthday of Global Local in both its newsletter and podcast form. Host Ingrid Koehler and LGIU’s Chief Executive Jonathan Carr-West come together to chat about this exciting milestone along with all the big plans that are in store for Global Local’s future.
This online session is a chance for those new to working in a political environment with members to understand the respective roles and the skills needed. It is also a chance for more experienced officers to reflect on their experiences and add to their toolkit of approaches and skills.
Every elected councillor is responsible for ensuring that their council has effective financial governance, yet local government finance is viewed by many as difficult to get to grips with. These online training sessions are designed to provide elected councillors with a thorough grounding in the key elements of local government finance and funding.
You may have heard of mnemonic devices before but have you ever created a mind map? Learn fun ways to train your brain to remember lots of information and understand specific techniques to improve your ability to process and absorb written information using different styles of reading techniques.
This guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) written for elected members is a short, easy-to-read introduction to the main issues.
Our new, monthly policy round-up for England provides a summary of key policy and practice documents affecting local government. This edition covers policy/research papers from June and early July 2022, a period dominated by political instability, the cost of living crisis, gloomy economic news and industrial action.