NLGN - A Changemaking vision for local government
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 self-determination.
Latest News from
Oxfam’s debunked ideas would “entrench poverty, disease and destitution”, says IEA researcher17/01/2022 16:15:00
Matthew Lesh, Head of Public Policy at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, commented on Oxfam’s latest report ‘Inequality Kills’
Government must now legislate to scrap the BBC licence fee, says IEA Director General17/01/2022 15:15:00
Mark Littlewood, Director General at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, commented on the future of the BBC licence fee
‘It is clear that the road to recovery will not be a smooth one for NHS services’ : The King’s Fund responds to the latest NHS hospital performance data17/01/2022 14:15:00
Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, commented on the latest monthly NHS performance data and weekly hospital situation report
IFG - Seven steps government must take to keep its net zero target alive13/01/2022 10:35:00
The government’s response to the energy price crisis right will be critical to preserving political and public support for net zero policies, warns a new paper by the Institute for Government.
IFS - Councils’ finances performed much more strongly than initially expected during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic11/01/2022 10:35:00
In a new report, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, IFS researchers find that English councils’ finances held up much better during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020–21, than previously thought. This finding has important implications for local government funding policy in the coming year, and for how the government should respond if councils face another extreme adverse shock in future.
Adam Smith Inst - Falling pay gap between CEOs and their employees is nothing to celebrate11/01/2022 09:35:00
Research published last week by the High Pay Centre found that the gap between chief executives’ pay and UK average earnings narrowed in 2020.
IEA responds to High Pay Centre’s latest report on CEO pay07/01/2022 12:35:00
Professor Len Shackleton, labour market expert at free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs, commented on the report
The King's Fund responds to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on clearing the backlog07/01/2022 11:35:00
Siva Anandaciva, Chief Analyst at The King’s Fund, responded to the Health and Social Care Committee’s report, Clearing the backlog caused by the pandemic,
IFG - Mixed progress on government manifesto pledges: half completed by many at risk04/01/2022 12:35:00
A new Institute for Government report has found that over half (55%) of the Conservative government’s manifesto pledges are completed or on track – but 41 pledges are at risk of failure or have been delayed, suspended or abandoned.