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This research note by Localis examines ways to create a more effective ‘freedom of information’ for local areas by looking at both how public bodies such as local authorities can release more information, but also how the data itself can be improved to make it more amenable to the public and to those who wish to manipulate it in new and meaningful ways.
This is a summary of the topics covered at the roundtable discussion hosted by Localis and the Audit Commission on the 15th October 2008, attended by James Morris, Steve Bundred, Greg Smith, Tom Fairhead, Emer Coleman, Prof Jean Hartley, Peter Gilroy, Dr Su Maddock, Crispin Moor, Rhodri Davies, George Lee, Roger Gough and Tom Shakespeare.
This paper is the first in a series of publications, with submissions by leading figures across a number of Councils across the UK, aided by Localis, with the aim of creating a dialogue between Local Authorities and policy makers about some of the most important issues and experiences that Councils have encountered in their daily work.
This booklet by Localis and the Conservative Councils Innovation Unit which aims to highlight some of the good work happening within Conservative controlled Councils at the local level. This publication has contributions from Council Leaders, the private sector and the voluntary sector
This research note suggests that the Government’s case for RDAs is based on little or no evidence, and that the current Sub-National Review does not go far enough to devolve power to from the regional tier to councils.
This report focuses on the major strategic issues that Boris Johnson is facing in his first term in office. The analysis is covered in 7 chapters written by some of the leading London experts and commentators.
Success and the city: Learning from international urban policies is the second in a series of three reports on urban regeneration policy published by Policy Exchange and Localis.
Sir Simon Milton’s inaugural speech as Chairman of the Local Government Association
There are countless programmes, schemes and policies in place which are meant to help our cities regenerate. Yet, despite all of them and despite huge amounts of money spent on urban policy, success is difficult to measure.
In our pamphlet ‘Two Cheers for the Concordat’ we argue that the Concordat signed between Her Majesty’s Government and the LGA represents a positive step towards a constitutional settlement for local government.