As the former deputy mayor of Leicester, I’m aghast at the Government’s lockdown approach Rory Palmer , July 1, 2020

Rory Palmer was deputy city mayor of Leicester between 2011 and 2017. Following the announcement that Leicester will face a localised lockdown, Palmer tracks the Government’s inflexible and heavily centralised approach and its failure to engage local leaders or share information that could save lives. These are failures, he says, that must not be repeated […]

As the former deputy mayor of Leicester, I’m aghast at the Government’s lockdown approach
Michael Gove’s Reform Plans Reinforce the Elitism he Claims to Despise Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, June 29, 2020

For its first 18 pages, Michael Gove’s agenda-setting speech on government reform is a powerful analysis of the profound challenges facing the UK and its political class. Unfortunately, the speech is 69 pages long. Which means the majority of the speech proposes solutions that simply are not up to the gargantuan challenges Gove identifies. The […]

Michael Gove’s Reform Plans Reinforce the Elitism he Claims to Despise
Councils and COVID-19: Their Response – Edition #14 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, June 26, 2020

22/6/20 – 26/6/20 Local authorities are indispensable in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils have taken new, radical and innovative […]

Councils and COVID-19: Their Response – Edition #14
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #13 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, June 18, 2020

15/6/20 – 19/6/20 Local authorities are indispensable in our current crisis and are therefore under enormous pressure. They manage the public services that people are increasingly reliant on, support the most vulnerable people in our communities, and hold information that keeps local people safe and informed. In this time of great uncertainty, councils are taking […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #13
Putting the community at the heart of children’s services: A Call for Best Practice Pawda Tjoa, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, June 18, 2020

Have you been supporting frontline practitioners and your community to grow their collective capacity to tackle the issues that affect them most? If this resonates with you then please get in touch by emailing ptjoa@nlgn.org.uk Over the last decade, councils have had to deliver services amidst rising demand and cuts to their funding; they have […]

Putting the community at the heart of children’s services: A Call for Best Practice