Feeling Keynes? Why crisis economics needs to look beyond the 40s Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, April 14, 2020

After years of enforced slumber, the state is starting to stir. The signs of this were there even before the pandemic hit in full, with Rishi Sunak’s March budget promising massive increases in areas like infrastructure spending. The COVID-19 crisis has since supercharged this, with huge, multi-billion-pound initiatives being announced on a what feels like […]

Feeling Keynes? Why crisis economics needs to look beyond the 40s
Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #3 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, April 9, 2020

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 new, radical and […]

Councils and COVID-19: The Response Edition #3
Councils and covid-19: The response Edition #2 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, April 3, 2020

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 new, radical and […]

Councils and covid-19: The response Edition #2
Working with Central Government April 1, 2020

in partnership with Central Government is inevitably a major factor in a council’s success. Whitehall is home to funds and powers that can either help unlock transformation and impact or stymie ambitious plans for change. Ministers and MPs also play the chief role in setting the terms of public debate and the regulatory environment within […]

Working with Central Government
Councils and covid-19: The response Edition #1 Charlotte Morgan, Senior Policy Researcher, NLGN, March 27, 2020

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 new, radical and […]

Councils and covid-19: The response Edition #1
By spreading blame for covid-19, we forget where the real power lies Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, March 27, 2020

These are unsettling times – there is much to fear and much to lament. But of all the developments of the last few weeks, the one that I’ve found most head-in-hands-depressing is the emerging phenomenon of ordinary people blaming each other for the situation we all now find ourselves in. It is a trend that […]

By spreading blame for covid-19, we forget where the real power lies
Defenders of democracy need to wake up urgently to the threat posed by another crisis Adam Lent, Director, NLGN, March 24, 2020

A deep global slowdown is a gift to the authoritarians. Adam Lent argues democrats need to unite around a vision of politically empowered communities to see them off. @adamjlent According to the OECD the world is heading for a humdinger of an economic slowdown. And one thing we know about slowdowns is that they are […]

Defenders of democracy need to wake up urgently to the threat posed by another crisis
With every part of our lives facing upheaval, the only certainty is uncertainty Luca Tiratelli, Policy Researcher, NLGN, March 24, 2020

It feels like only a cliché will do as a title for this article. Maybe this tells you something about my writing ability – but, maybe, just as love-songs on the radio only make sense when you’re in love, apocalyptic clichés do just make more sense now. These truly are strange times. But it’s not […]

With every part of our lives facing upheaval, the only certainty is uncertainty