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The Essential Guide to Local Government Communications

20 Dec 2018 in Reports

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 their work is reported, but […]


Brexit and local government – the story so far

31 Oct 2018 in Reports

This new long read looks at the brexit issues of most relevance to local government – it focuses on four critical ones: how has local government been involved; European funding; the future public sector workforce; and devolution and subsidiarity.


Cities on the Rise – Actions for Local Government

16 Aug 2018 in Reports

LGiU Scotland attended the Academy of Urbanism's 2018 congress - Cities on the Rise - to focus in on key points that local authorities might find useful, and to feed back the relevant learning to our members. This report covers material on building democratic cities, anticipating the driverless future, and the new urban crisis.


Reviving localism: three challenges

20 Feb 2018 in Reports

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 on the last year of […]


Lessons from the Greater Manchester Experiment

3 Oct 2017 in Reports

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.


Reflections from the Frontline

17 Aug 2017 in Reports

Johanna Boyd reflects on her time spent as leader of Stirling Council and shares her insights into what makes a successful councillor.



Personal safety for elected members

31 May 2017 in Reports

This short publication looks at the principles of personal safety and makes practical safety suggestions for elected members when they are engaged in their councillor duties



How the EU works: all you need to know

15 Jun 2016 in Reports

There has been, according to many commentators, an information deficit on the conduct and quality of the debate accompanying the current EU referendum. This report attempts, as far as is possible, to offer a value-free overview of the workings of the EU.