Growth cannot be inclusive without heeding the environment Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, February 15, 2020

The last few years have seen scores of councils publish inclusive growth plans – a radical admission that the economy, as presently constructed, is failing to deliver for millions of people. This has been an overwhelmingly positive development, and we at the New Local Government Network were impressed by the energy on display at the […]

Growth cannot be inclusive without heeding the environment
Finding love in a local place: the case for compassionate public services Becca Dove and Tim Fisher - Camden Council , February 14, 2020

On 14 February, Camden Council is celebrating Valentine’s Day in a rather disruptive way. 130 people from across the country and from a range of organisations are coming together in our borough to talk about love in public services. “Relationships Making a Difference: Love Shows Up” seeks to challenge the idea that love and public […]

Finding love in a local place: the case for compassionate public services
People, Place & Prosperity: How we’re creating a more inclusive Manchester Elizabeth Mitchell - Policy and Partnerships Manager, Manchester City Council , February 11, 2020

Manchester’s significant transformation over the past 25 years is well documented. The city has seen strong economic growth, vast regeneration, and an increasing population. We have a number of globally recognised sector strengths, a vibrant cultural offer and an increasing international profile. However, we recognise that some challenges still remain. Despite our growth, Manchester’s residents […]

People, Place & Prosperity: How we’re creating a more inclusive Manchester
NLGN’s new framework helps councils cultivate inclusive growth Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, February 11, 2020

Is a growing economy something to celebrate when the benefits it brings are out of reach to many? While the economy grew as a whole in the 2017/18 financial year, the poorest 20 per cent of the population actually experienced a real terms decline in their incomes of 1.6 per cent. Some two-thirds of the […]

NLGN’s new framework helps councils cultivate inclusive growth
The DWP is failing ill and disabled people. Could community power be the way forward? Tom Pollard, independent researcher, February 7, 2020

Millions of people in communities across the country find it difficult, or even impossible, to work because of the impact of a disability or long-term health condition. These disabilities and health conditions are often part of a complex picture of wider social disadvantages such as poverty, problems with housing, loneliness and isolation, drug and alcohol […]

The DWP is failing ill and disabled people. Could community power be the way forward?
Why its time for the government to get serious about inclusive growth Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, February 5, 2020

The realities of the way in which the elecatoral map was redrawn in December mean that Conservative politicians are starting to talk about the economy a little bit differently. Discussions of ‘living within our means’, and the horticultural impossibilities around ‘magic money trees’ seems to have disappeared with the turning of the decade. In their […]

Why its time for the government to get serious about inclusive growth
Why Labour needs to keep talking about community power – vote winner or not Luca Tiratelli and Simon Kaye, NLGN , January 24, 2020

If any main theme has emerged in the Labour Party’s leadership contest so far, it is community empowerment. Almost all the candidates have at least mentioned the importance of decentralisation as a path to improve the party’s electoral fortunes. Sir Keir Starmer, in a Guardian op-ed, said he would move to “break the grip Westminster […]

Why Labour needs to keep talking about community power – vote winner or not
A guide to devolution and why it matters Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, January 24, 2020

English devolution is back in the spotlight. As the Government prepares to publish a White Paper to set out its “offer for enhanced devolution across England”, we at NLGN have put together some FAQs to give you the devo-lowdown on one of our favourite topics. 1. What is devolution? Devolution is the transfer of power […]

A guide to devolution and why it matters