Right Tier, Right Now July 2, 2014

The future of two tier local government is one of most vexed questions facing the sector as a whole. It is quite clear that the current division of labour between counties and districts is unsustainable for some parts of the country as both tiers struggle to cope with unprecedented budget cuts. Some districts will cease […]

Right Tier, Right Now
Break on Through: Overcoming Barriers to Integration Laura Wilkes, Head of Research, May 6, 2014

This report focuses on what local areas can do themselves to transform, and how central government can support this. What we really need is radical change of relationships at a local level, and to support areas to catalyse this process of building better partnerships.

Break on Through: Overcoming Barriers to Integration
SMART PEOPLE, SMART PLACES: REALISING DIGITAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT March 19, 2014

Digital technology provides local authorities with huge opportunities to transform the services that they provide and the way they interact with communities. In a time when councils have to do much more with fewer resources, digital can provide a way to improve outcomes whilst delivering efficiencies. This report makes the case for digital local government […]

SMART PEOPLE, SMART PLACES: REALISING DIGITAL LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Jon Cruddas and Danny Alexander both talk radical devolution February 13, 2014

At NLGN’s Annual Conference Labour’s policy chief Jon Cruddas MP spoke of the challenges ahead for local government, and the sense of transformation Labour hope to instil as it seeks to devolve power from national government to and through local government. In a speech to the New Local Government Network’s annual conference, Mr Cruddas said: […]

Jon Cruddas and Danny Alexander both talk radical devolution
Public health directors must loosen the purse strings to engage politicians December 12, 2013

This report looks at the challenges, difficulties and solutions that public health teams have experienced during, and since, the transfer. It also examines the extent to which public health has been integrated into local government and looks at whether the transfer and integration has had an impact on public health priorities and spending.

HEALTHY DIALOGUES: EMBEDDING HEALTH IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Image by Jenna Collins
Integration or Bust? What are the choices for health and social care? November 26, 2013

Today (Thursday 21st November) a discussion event with a difference was hosted by NLGN and PA Consulting Group. Dubbed “local government fight club”, the event was made up of three debates covering the most contentious questions in local government health and care provision: Integration, a national care service and achieving sustainability. The health and social […]

Integration or Bust? What are the choices for health and social care?
What will localism look like in 2015? September 17, 2013

In order to start a conversation between local and national leaders in advance of the manifesto writing process, NLGN have produced a collection of political essays from council leaders and influencers from all the main parties.

What will localism look like in 2015?
Photo credit: Illustration by Jenna Collins