Analysis

Birmingham's winter of discontent

15/02/2019

With a series of one-day strikes to go ahead in Birmingham, Mark Whitehead explores what led to this long-running dispute over waste collection.

Standards of conduct in local government

13/02/2019

Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy explore why there could be major changes ahead to the regime for monitoring the standard of conduct of members of local authorities in England.

Involving young people in local democracy

08/02/2019

With less than 1% of councillors being under the age of 25, just why is it so hard to get younger people to stand for election? Mark Whitehead investigates.

Dorset’s achievement in a world transformed

07/02/2019

Andrew Flockhart shows how officers and members throughout Dorset worked together – despite a host of challenges – to be ready for the transformation on 1 April from nine councils to two unitary authorities.

How can local authorities successfully and sustainably tackle homelessness in their area?

31/01/2019

Victoria King Lowe explores how local authorities can work with partners to attract additional funding and implement cost-effective solutions that can reduce rough sleeping and homelessness.

The risk of pipe and cable strikes

29/01/2019

Richard Broome draws on data from the company’s recent Digging Up Britain report to highlight how common a problem asset strikes and looks at what local government should be doing to stop them from happening.

Future-proofing energy systems

28/01/2019

Local Government News finds out how councils can ensure their energy systems are prepared to cope with seasonal changes.

Glasgow strike settlement: a bumpy road ahead

24/01/2019

Mark Whitehead explores the challenges facing Glasgow City Council following its agreement to settle the £500m equal pay deal.

Financing the low carbon economy

23/01/2019

George Matthew explains what funding is available to enable local authorities to deliver heat networks.

Supporting victims of domestic abuse

21/01/2019

More than a year after the Government promised a domestic abuse bill, Neil Merrick explores what councils are currently doing to help protect victims.

Tackling the abuse of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

16/01/2019

With estimates stating that 11 cases of FGM are reported daily in the UK, Angie Marriott explains why local authorities must increase their awareness of FGM in order to provide women and girls with the best level of protection and care.

Local government buying: the smart way forward

14/01/2019

Mark Whitehead looks at how 'best value' is overtaking 'best price' when it comes to local government procurement.

The top ten things for local government to be aware of in 2019

11/01/2019

2019 looks set to be a year of interesting challenges and opportunities for local government. Tiffany Cloynes and Clare Hardy offer their predictions for the year ahead.

Is bankruptcy an option?

10/01/2019

Neil Merrick finds out what consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services or deliver a balanced budget.

Shopping for retail sites

09/01/2019

James Duncan explains why investing in retail sites could help councils diversify their income streams.

Roles and responsibilities

08/01/2019

Tiffany Cloynes and Martyn Davies explore how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.

A new foundation for Liverpool

03/01/2019

William Eichler interviews the chair of Liverpool’s new housing company to find out how it plans to deliver 10,000 homes over the next decade.

What will 2019 bring for local government?

24/12/2018

Turbulent waters lie ahead in 2019, says Mark Whitehead, and councils will need to watch events carefully

2018 - the year things began to change

21/12/2018

Geed up by a spirit of entrepreneurialism, councils up and down the land were busy exploring new ways to respond to their communities in 2018.

‘Smart buildings’ as service

20/12/2018

Mark Whitehead outlines a new report explaining what ‘smart buildings’ are – and how councils can pay for them.

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Local Government News

Latest issue - Local Goverrnemnt News

The December issue of Local Government News looks at the consequences a council may face if it is unable to provide statutory services, the launch of Liverpool’s housing company and how councils can best manage roles in local authority companies.

It also has a special section on green building and energy efficiency including what funding is available to enable councils to deliver heat networks and how councils can pay for ‘smart buildings’.

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