Polling on resident satisfaction with councils: Round 33 October 2022
Six key indicators are used to measure residents’ views of their local council. Respondents are also asked to indicate their level of satisfaction with nine council services. Other questions focus on perceptions of safety, trust in politicians and government, and media coverage of councils. Additional questions are occasionally asked.
Now that the 2022 local government pay negotiations have been concluded, with pay deals being achieved without the prospect of national industrial action, we share some thoughts on this year’s process and to look ahead to what is going to be another very challenging pay round in 2023.
Celebrating 175 years of Directors of Public Health
Blog post from Councillor David Fothergill celebrating the achievements of Directors of Public Health and where it all started in 1847 when Liverpool became the first city in the world to appoint an officer of health.
Response to DLUHC consultation on statutory override for infrastructure assets accounting
Our response to the consultation in relation to the issue with the audit of council accounts relating to the valuation of infrastructure assets, we noted that this is an issue that adds to the problems being experienced by local audit.
LGA Climate Change Programme – decarbonising transport action learning sets: Session one
In August 2022, the Local Government Association commissioned a programme of Action Learning Sets (ALS) that will bring together local authority councillors and officers to address challenges they currently face relating to decarbonising transport. The blog summarises the findings from this first session.
Ealing: Improving vaccine uptake across the borough
Ealing council's COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group made important decisions through analysing data on vaccine uptake in the borough to engage communities from low socio-economic groups and ethnic minority backgrounds.