In Conversation with… Cllr Adam McVey

March 13, 2019

LGiU Scotland’s Kim Fellows speaks with Cllr Adam McVey, leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, about all things Edinburgh including new tax raising powers, the…

A Week in the Life of a Lead Member: Nancy Maxwell of South Tyneside Council

March 6, 2019

There is never a dull moment as a Lead Member. Councillor Nancy Maxwell, Lead Member for Area Management and Community Safety at South Tyneside Council shares with us the…

Global lessons in local government

March 5, 2019

Increasingly at LGiU we have been looking at what is happening in local government internationally. Of course one size never fits all but Janet Sillett finds common…


Are we failing the health of our adolescents and young people?

March 15, 2019

The Nuffield Trust has looked at international comparisons of health and wellbeing in adolescence and early adulthood finding that, despite improvements, the UK compares poorly with other, similar countries in providing support to young people with long-term conditions to manage their care, and that this appears to be getting worse.

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The Essential Guide to Local Government Communications

December 20, 2018

Effective media relations are important to all organisations, including local authorities. Regardless of whether you are a councillor or an officer, it is important to not just understand how the media works but know the best ways to establish a good rapport with journalists. Councils may not always like how…

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