Simon Parker Response to The Budget March 16, 2016

“The government promised stable, long-term funding for councils, but today’s announcements will only add to the sector’s confusion. George Osborne promised further cuts for 2019 and knocked a huge hole in business rate income without spelling out how councils will be compensated. On the positive side, the government promised new devolution deals for East Anglia, […]

Simon Parker Response to The Budget
PLACE-BASED HEALTH: A POSITION PAPER December 16, 2015

The paper sets out the potential of reimagining health as place-based, and lays out the challenge for the Place-Based Health Commission, chaired by Lord Victor Adebowale.

PLACE-BASED HEALTH: A POSITION PAPER
Picking up Signs, Not Pieces December 10, 2015

Supported by: In collaboration with Action for Children, NLGN hosted three roundtable discussions on the role of local government in supporting parents. The first two discussions were held with councillors at the Labour and Conservative party conferences, and the last was held with practitioners and officers in London. This paper is the outcome of these […]

Picking up Signs, Not Pieces
Osborne’s Long Term Plan at Risk from Demographic Challenge November 25, 2015

Simon Parker, Director of local government think tank NLGN responds to the 2015 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR): “George Osborne has set out a spending review for balancing the nation’s books, but his plans for deep council cuts show he is in denial about the challenges Britain’s demographics pose to hard-pressed social care departments. “While giving […]

Osborne’s Long Term Plan at Risk from Demographic Challenge
NLGN Shortlisted for Think Tank of the Year November 20, 2015

We are pleased to announce that NLGN has been shortlisted for Think Tank of the Year at the prestigious Public Affairs Awards 2015. The awards will be announced on Thursday 10th December at an awards ceremony hosted by Sky News presenter Adam Boulton. Head of External Affairs, Emma Burnell said: “We are delighted to see […]

NLGN Shortlisted for Think Tank of the Year