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March 2015 edition of the research bulletin (PDF, 20 pages, 442.89 K)

Featured this month:

Resident and service user surveys
The LGA Research team is putting together some short guides for councils on different ways to engage with residents and find out their views.

Young digital makers
This report from Nesta surveys the opportunities and identifies gaps and next steps for young people to create with technology across the UK.

The cost of the cuts: the impact on local government and poorer communities
This Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) report provides an up-to-date national picture of the scale, nature and distribution of the cuts to council budgets currently available. It uses four case study councils to assess the impact of cuts.