Gambling and local authorities: out of sight, out of mind?

March 14, 2018

Local authorities are going to have to publish revised Statements of Gambling Policy by January next year. Rob Burkitt of the Gambling Commission explains how these can…

Exploring the impact of data and digital on the local provision of public services

March 12, 2018

Ritchie Somerville, Programme Advisor of the Data Driven Innovation Programme at the University of Edinburgh writes about the challenges and opportunities of digital for the local provision…

Equality in councils hampered by funding crisis

March 8, 2018

With women’s representation in the council chamber flatlining at 30 per cent over the last 20 years, International Women’s Day is an apt time to…


Brexit update March 2018

March 15, 2018

All your Brexit news from Scotland and the UK in one place. This Brexit update focuses on: the transition, Brexit legislation, what about Scotland?, the effect of brexit on regions, housing news, and the Communities and Local Government Select Committee. Commentary

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Reviving localism: three challenges

February 20, 2018

In January 2017, the LGiU committed to exploring three core policy questions over the course of the year: Finance: How should local government be funded? Democracy: How can we strengthen local democracy? Services: How do we design public services that are fit for the future? This series of essays draws…

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