Inclusive growth is a buzzword in local government these days, but how can it be delivered in practice? That’s the question that NLGN and Barrow Cadbury Trust have been trying to answer in a series of workshops that we’ve been running across the country this autumn. While grappling with this issue, we’ve heard familiar concerns […]
NLGN’s Director makes the case for a new law that would shift power from public institutions and into the hands of citizens.
This October, I had the pleasure of participating in an NLGN Innovation Exchange for the first time. These intense, day-long sessions are an opportunity to meet with others working in the same area and explore, in-depth, some of the challenges we face. This event was tailored to Chief Executives who are interested in transforming working […]
‘Get Ready for Brexit’ – we’ve all heard this government campaign over recent weeks telling people and businesses to prepare for Britain’s departure from the EU. The government has so far allocated £77m to help local areas prepare for Brexit. But the question of how to prepare, and what to prepare for, remains unclear. In […]
Participative approaches are popular – but they often fail to be truly inclusive Alex Fox OBE, who leads the revolutionary Shared Lives community carer scheme, shares his two lessons for making sure people with disabilities and other excluded groups are part of decision making.
Uncertainty is bad for the economy. Yet the events of recent days and weeks have revealed even greater lack of clarity for local government when it comes to Britain’s departure from the EU. Our latest NLGN Leadership Index finds that Brexit uncertainty is taking a toll on economic confidence in local areas, as well as […]
So, Her Majesty told us yesterday that her counsellors will be launching another round of devolution. It won’t happen of course unless Boris Johnson marches back into Downing Street with something like a workable majority. But it shows that there is still appetite in Westminster for a policy that appeared to have lost its sheen. […]
No one can doubt the sincerity of Dame Sally Davies’s parting shot as Chief Medical Officer. Her report on child obesity crackles with frustration and fear at the horrendous cost of the problem to individuals, families and the wider country. But her proposed solution reveals much that is wrong with our healthcare system and the […]