Council Chiefs Sound Alarm on Brexit March 5, 2018

Nationwide survey finds overwhelming majority of Council Leaders and Chief Executives think Brexit will damage local economies. Large majority also say they are receiving inadequate support from Government to plan for Brexit. Weaker local economies would lead to a lower ability to raise business rates – something that local services will increasingly come to rely […]

NLGN’s Changemaking Vision February 12, 2018

Central government must give councils maximum support in their efforts to create innovative, collaborative and confident workforces through culture change. Government’s obsession with structures in local government risks undermining the importance of changing organisational culture to save money, achieve high performance and secure impact Unless councils reject their dominant hierarchical culture, plans to innovate and […]

Working Together for more Homes December 11, 2017

Government should raise Housing Revenue Account for local authorities to tackle housing crisis By reconsidering the borrowing cap for local authorities and re-introducing the Affordable Homes Guarantee Scheme, councils and housing authorities could do more to tackle the housing crisis. The Government can improve affordability for all by building more homes for all tenures and […]

Reaching Out: Influencing the Wider Determinants of Health November 28, 2017

The Industrial Strategy must recognise the importance of public health in economic growth Government must acknowledge health as an economic asset that boosts workforce productivity Over 85% of senior public health officers surveyed1 found that economic development departments are not as engaged as they could be £65m should be invested in Health and Wellbeing Boards […]

The Industrial Strategy must recognise the importance of public health in economic growth November 28, 2017

Government must acknowledge health as an economic asset that boosts workforce productivity Over 85% of senior public health officers surveyed1 found that economic development departments are not as engaged as they could be £65m should be invested in Health and Wellbeing Boards to enable them to invest in innovative public health pilots that address the […]

Reaching Out: Influencing the Wider Determinants of Health
Councils and independent funders must collaborate to put residents at the forefront of activity July 10, 2017

Research published today by NLGN has shown that as society undergoes rapid social change, independent funders are crucial to the future of placemaking. The research, supported by the City of London Corporation’s charitable funder, City Bridge Trust, found that due to local government budgets coming under increasing pressure, service delivery has reduced as need has […]

Councils and independent funders must collaborate to put residents at the forefront of activity
A Changemaking Vision for Local Government July 1, 2017

At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next. In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call for councils to embrace a bold ‘changemaking’ approach focused on the core values of creativity, collaboration and […]

A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
Councils should make more use of pilots and trials to test innovative policy ideas March 29, 2017

Kindly supported by: Councils should focus their energies on understanding how the motivations of the public can be harnessed to help councils to be more productive, and then use this information to rapidly experiment and pilot new ideas, a report published today by NLGN has found. The report, carried out in association with Norse Group […]

Councils should make more use of pilots and trials to test innovative policy ideas