Themes

Inequality

December 15, 2017

Throughout 2018, we’ll be looking at inequality of inputs and outcomes, including the attainment gaps in policy areas such as education and health. Check back here for more briefings, blogs and publications on this. You can read previously published work below. Briefings (£) General inequalities Tackling Inequality – 2017 COSLA…

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Finance

November 12, 2017

Finance is the number one topic our members ask for briefings on. We produce information from the specific (financing capital investment) to the general (everything you wanted to know about local government finance – but were afraid to ask!). We also brief our members on topical financial issues – the…

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A Sense of Place

August 29, 2017

We are putting together a series of briefings and blogs about the sense of place – exploring what place-based approaches mean when we are talking about regeneration and new developments, about healthy places, about community engagement and social cohesion.

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Reshaping Scottish Education

July 18, 2017

Throughout July and August 2017, we briefed our members on education, with a focus on the Scottish Government's new reforms, and how local authorities can work towards closing the attainment gap.

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International local government

July 17, 2017

We're looking at local governments around the world. How are local authorities in other countries - from Canada to Australia - coping with financial pressure? What can we learn from how services are delivered across the globe?

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A week in the life

June 26, 2017

We're shining some light on the responsibilities, challenges, aspirations and achievements of councillors and officers in Scottish local government.

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Local Elections 2017

April 26, 2017

At LGiU Scotland, we covered the 2017 local elections elections from start to finish. Before the elections, we looked at the manifestos and blogged about the new generation of councillors being elected this May. On polling day, we showed our support for local government around Scotland and tweeted updates on…

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