Articles by We Love Local Government
A whole load of cuts
“And so, in a moment of randomness, I decided to start saving any stories that related to cuts to local authority budgets. I only did it for a couple of months (October to December) but the below stories are from the key budget period…” We Love Local Government reminds us of the reality of the “savings” that are taking place across local government.
The worst is yet to come
“Over the last few years I think I have become partially immune to stories about the cuts that local authorities are still required to make. In part this is because the cuts have been such a part of our life for over four years now…” We Love Local Government argues that the cuts are now biting even harder than they ever had and the worst is yet to come.
Local – Central 3: Sharing the policy making process
“In local government we’ve learnt that co-design can be time consuming and difficult to get right. However, it’s surely got to be better than what we have currently.” Gareth Young calls for a partnership between Whitehall policymakers and the people who work at the frontline of local government.
Service before self
“Above all I want the work that I do to matter and make a difference to people’s lives; only then will the internal critic of self-doubt and guilt quieten down for a while.” A guest blogger at We Love Local Government describes the very human impact of the cuts.