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Chief executive of LGiU, Jonathan Carr-West, said: "Councils in No Overall Control is a quirk of local authority governance that can be confusing for citizens.
As a result the Local Government Association, a separate body to the LGIU, is calling on the government to use the Local Government Finance Settlement, announced early this week, to provide replacement funding to all councils in 2018/19 and 2019/20.
Redcar and Cleveland councillor Lynn Pallister receiving her award from Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive, LGIU
A REPORT published today by Circle Housing Group and the LGIU reveals widespread concern within local government about the impact of cuts in housing related support (formerly the 'Supporting People' programme).
Most councillors think local authorities should be rewarded for promoting green growth by giving them more money, according to a new survey by the LGIU.
The Local Government Information Unit (LGIU) has been working with Warwick University and some 26 leading local authorities in a learning network on social exclusion to promote the development and dissemination of good practice in local strategies for social inclusion.
A joint UNISON and LGIU report (1994) suggested that local authorities which had put services out to tender had failed to make genuine efficiency savings.
According to the research by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) and The Municipal Journal, drivers can expect potholes to get worse as almost four in ten councils admitted the money spent on roads would be cut while parks, leisure and the arts would also face a drop in funding.
Elected member Cathy McEwan has been shortlisted in the Environment Impact category of the LGiU Scotland Councillor Awards.
The Labour man, who represents Kitty Brewster ward in Blyth, is one of six leaders up for the honour which will be announced at an awards ceremony next month held by the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) - a think tank supported by councils and local government trade unions in an effort to strengthen local democracy.
Dr Jonathan Carr-West, chief executive of LGiU, said: "Judges were especially impressed by the terrific work of Cllr Nigel Cooke."
Hodge Hill Labour councillor Majid Mahmood has been nominated for an Local Government Information Unit, or LGIU, award in the community champion category.
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