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Localis is an independent think-tank dedicated to issues related to politics, public service reform and localism. We carry out innovative research, hold events and facilitate an ever growing network of members to stimulate and challenge the current orthodoxy of the governance of the UK.


Press releases

Major rethink needed to prevent millions missing out on benefits of...

Embargo date: from 00.01 a.m., Thursday, 10 January 2019 EV infrastructure roll-out risks exacerbating UK social divides, with some... read more

Press Release • 10.01.2019 • By Localis

Better behaviour and greater transparency in local outsourcing needed to...

Failure by private firms to reform behaviour and improve how they deliver local public services could land councils with a mammoth and... read more

Press Release • 30.10.2018 • By Localis

Local services come back fighting off the ropes, analysis shows

The extent to which vital local authorities have displayed resilient aptitude in delivering and maintaining vital public services in the teeth of... read more

Press Release • 15.08.2018 • By Localis

Rising to the automation challenge: Localis responds to 35th British...

Localis head of data research, Joe Fyans , said: “Young people are right to be phlegmatic about the rise of the robots in the workplace. However,... read more

Press Release • 10.07.2018 • By Localis

Localis announces new chief executive

Localis, the leading independent think-tank dedicated to issues related to localism and local government, has appointed Jonathan Werran as its... read more

Press Release • 03.07.2018 • By Localis

LOCALIS RESPONDS TO £1BN HRA CAP LIFT TO USHER IN NEW GENERATION OF...

Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, today announced plans to lift the Housing Revenue Account... read more

Press Release • 26.06.2018 • By Localis

Most people prepared to pay extra tax to fund better local services,...

The majority of people would be willing to pay more in council tax or voluntary one-off levies to better fund particular local services across the... read more

Press Release • 25.06.2018 • By Localis

Embargoed: 00.01 a.m. Monday 25 June: Most people prepared to pay extra...

Embargo date: from 00.01 a.m., Monday, 25 June 2018 The majority of people would be willing to pay more in council tax or voluntary one-off... read more

Press Release • 22.06.2018 • By Localis

Official Launch of #GrimseyReview2 - Wednesday 4 July

Official Launch of #GrimseyReview2 ‘An Alternative Future For Our Towns And Cities’ Wednesday 4 July from 8.15 a.m. at the... read more

Press Release • 15.06.2018 • By Localis

"People don’t feel pay rewards workplace efforts, report on industrial...

A growing disconnect between people’s efforts at the workplace and how well they feel their bosses reward them risks stalling Government’s... read more

Press Release • 26.03.2018 • By Localis

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