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Martin Reeves is LARIA’s first Honorary President

LARIA is pleased to announce Martin Reeves, Chief Executive of Coventry City Council, is our first Honorary President. His role in LARIA will be;

To promote the role and importance of researchers working in local government and across local public…

Observations from LARIA Conference 2011

On Research Live Neil Wholey discusses the themes of the LARIA Conference 2011 and the changes he was observing in local government research.

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Photo credit: Cliffords Tower, York taken by Maksima Mrvicova…

LARIA/Scottish Government: Statutory Requirements for Research (2009)

This report was commissioned jointly between LARIA and the Scottish Government and examines the statutory and non-statutory drivers for research in central and local government in Scotland and considers the impact of demands on current capacity. It provides a legislative …

A short history of LARIA

by Graham Smith

Established in 1974

Like many other local authority related organisations, LARIA evolved from the large-scale local government reorganisation in England and Wales in 1974. Many of the new authorities set up at that time implemented recommendations of …

LARIA/LGA: Creating Effective Research in Local Government

This toolkit, published in November 2006, is the final output from a piece of work commissioned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and the Local Authorities Research and Intelligence Association (LARIA). This work has examined what constitutes effectiveness in relation …

LARIA: Managing Research in Local Government guide (2005)

In October 2005 LARIA published a guide to Managing Research in Local Government. It was written by Bryan Hall, a former Chair of LARIA and Research and Intelligence Manager with Cheshire County Council.

The guide provides a detailed insight into …

LARIA/LGA: Statutory requirements for research (2003)

This report provides a comprehensive check-list of explicit and implicit legislative requirements for research ranging across all local government services in 2003. With around 150 Acts of Parliament scanned, the report is a valuable tool to guide and support local …

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