Topic: Personal and organisational development

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The National Library of Scotland: what’s in it for you?

As an information service, LGiU Scotland is committed to maximising access to quality information for those working in local government – even if it’s not directly from us! LGiU Scotland’s Hannah Muirhead met up with Fiona Laing, Official Publications Curator at the National Library of Scotland, to explore how elected members and others working in local government…

Scotland Blog Post Blog
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Planning for Affordable Housing

The Town and Country Planning Association has published Planning for Affordable Housing. The TCPA’s Planning for Affordable Housing project examines how the planning system is delivering affordable housing and how it can be supported to do so in a manner which greater reflects local needs.

England & Wales Briefing
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Metro Mayor Precept – Value for Money?

With the recent announcements to advance the plebiscites for executive mayors in Cork, Limerick and Waterford, LGiU Ireland looks at one of the most interesting dynamics arising from appointment of Metro Mayors in the UK.

Ireland Briefing
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NILGA 2018 Annual Conference

This briefing covers the 2018 Northern Irish Local Government Association (NILGA) conference that LGiU attended in October last year.

Ireland, Scotland Briefing
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Civil Society Futures: the independent inquiry

Civil Society Futures, a two-year independent inquiry into the future of civil society, aiming to provide a clear vision for the role of civil society in England over the next ten years, has been published. We summarise and comment on this comprehensive report in this briefing.

England & Wales Briefing
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How well are councils in Scotland performing?

Summary In recent months LGiU Ireland has covered issues arising from the National Oversight and Audit Commission reports on local government performance in Ireland. Our near neighbours in Scotland have similar oversight provided by the Accounts Commission, and its annual Financial overview of local government in Scotland was published at the end of November 2018. The report…

Ireland Briefing
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How healthy is our workforce?

What are the factors behind workforce sickness and what contributes to a healthy workforce? How can leaders and managers influence the content of any organisational health and wellbeing programme and how can they personally influence the culture of the organisation?

England & Wales Briefing
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A new local electoral landscape in 2019 – what does it mean?

Summary The local elections in mid-2019 will be far more competitive than the presidential election and an opportunity to redress the apathy evidenced by a record low turnout of under 44% at the recent poll. All parties will be keen to establish a strong platform for the next general election. Labour will have a chance…

Ireland Briefing