October 18, 2017

Councillor Iain Malcolm, Leader of South Tyneside Council, says councils in North East England should make their voices heard over Brexit. We’re reposting this for Scottish members…

Reflections from the COSLA Conference 2017

October 13, 2017

LGiU Scotland Director Andy Johnston was a judge at the 2017 COSLA Excellence Awards. He reflects here on the experience, and what it tells us about…

Clare’s Rural Development Strategy: Innovative approaches to rural development

October 2, 2017

Last month the Clare Rural Development Strategy 2026 was launched by newly appointed Minister for Rural and Community Affairs, Michael Ring TD. LGiU’s Hannah Muirhead was in attendance, and here…


Child Protection: HMIC inspection of Metropolitan Police Service

October 20, 2017

The report includes many observations and examples of good and bad practice from which police forces and agencies involved in child protection will be able to learn. It will be of interest to LA officers and elected members with child protection responsibilities, particularly those in contact with the police.

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Lessons from the Greater Manchester Experiment

October 3, 2017

In the first of three essays LGiU is publishing on the future of local government, Andrew Walker discusses the Greater Manchester experiment in devolution, lessons learned so far and challenges that remain, which will be of interest to councils in Scotland.

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