Why I swapped the global for the local Richard Nelmes, Head of Network, NLGN, June 20, 2017

This week, Richard Nelmes joined the NLGN team as Head of Network, following almost a decade at the United Nations Association. The United Nations is a global body of 193 countries that was created with the express purpose of preventing a third World War. What could be more different to the local authorities, from Manchester […]

Why I swapped the global for the local
Three priorities for Sajid Javid Jessica Studdert, Deputy Director, Published in LGC, June 19, 2017

Having first assumed his role as communities secretary and local government last year as the aftershocks of the Brexit vote reverberated, Sajid Javid’s reappointment last week came at no less a turbulent time at Westminster. Without a working majority of its own, the new Conservative administration will be more in hoc to the demands of […]

Three priorities for Sajid Javid
National Carers Week: Identifying Young Carers Shahnaz Yasmin, Events Officer, June 16, 2017

This blog is for Carers Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness of carers, the challenges they face, and the contribution they make to society. There is no doubt social care has risen dramatically up the agenda recently. It’s widely regarded Theresa May’s inherited majority was diminished partly because of the debacle over the so-called […]

National Carers Week: Identifying Young Carers
Clean Air Day’s Call for Action Nigel Bellamy, Divisional Director – Air Quality, Jacobs, June 15, 2017

With air pollution causing some 40,000* early deaths in the UK each year, poor air quality is the largest environmental risk to UK public health currently. Addressing air pollution from transport emissions, as part of longer-term air quality management and mitigation strategies, is now a key priority for our towns and cities. The Government’s framework […]

Clean Air Day’s Call for Action
What does the DUP’s manifesto mean for local government? Emma Rosen, Research Assistant, NLGN, June 13, 2017

Many of us knew little about the DUP until Friday morning, but now it looks as if they will be instrumental in forming a functioning government. Now is a timely opportunity to examine what the DUP’s manifesto means for Local Government in Northern Ireland, and therefore, what ideas it might have if the party gains […]

What does the DUP’s manifesto mean for local government?
Political uncertainty must not mean backsliding on social care reform Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, Published in The MJ, June 9, 2017

Theresa May is not the only potential casualty of this election. The social care issue has taken a pretty severe political beating as well. After May promised not to “duck the issue”, many in local government had hoped that the campaign would make some real progress towards a resolution of the long-running crisis. It hasn’t […]

Political uncertainty must not mean backsliding on social care reform
What does the election result mean for councils? Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, Published in LGC, June 9, 2017

Whatever their party allegiance, I suspect councillors and officers everywhere will be scratching their heads about what this unexpected outcome means for local government. On one hand, this result spells uncertainty for many issues that councils were hoping might secure some sort of resolution over the next few years. A government with a firm majority […]

What does the election result mean for councils?
What do the party manifestos mean for local government? NLGN, June 7, 2017

What do all the party’s election manifestos say for local government? We’ve picked out all the relevant issues in the posts below: what does Labours manifesto mean for local government?what does Liberal Democrat’s manifesto mean for local government?what does Conservatives manifesto mean for local government?what does UKIP’s manifesto mean for local government?What does Green manifesto […]

What do the party manifestos mean for local government?