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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

Put prevention at a premium for place-based health dividend, Localis urges

Ministers should fully fix cuts to public health funding and put a premium on preventative care budgets, targeting resources and funding to parts... read more

Press Release • 06.09.2019 • By Localis

Hit reset button with Whitehall and plot fresh roadmap for local...

A renewed relationship of trust and respect is needed between local and central government if we are to restore economic purpose and provide... read more

Press Release • 15.05.2019 • By Localis

New productivity deals must fill place of ‘doughnut economies’ for local...

A renewed relationship is needed between local economic anchors (an area’s major wealth creators) and ‘place’ to deliver local economic success;... read more

Press Release • 24.04.2019 • By Localis

Government must unlock infrastructure investment to power local clean...

Embargo date: from 00.01 a.m., Thursday, 14 February 2019 Ministers must use the forthcoming Spending Review to tie funding for vital public... read more

Press Release • 14.02.2019 • By Localis

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


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