Explore 2023 projects with LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre

Get involved with The Local Democracy Research Centre at LGIU.  We’re  working on a variety of projects for 2023 that bring rigorous research to find practical solutions. From international comparisons of local government funding to community support for local net zero action, and a toolkit to build inclusive economies and more.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Notwestminster – growing trust in local democracy 

A strong local democracy relies on good relationships. That’s why the theme of the Notwestminster 2023 local democracy event on 18th February is all about trust. Find out how to get involved.

England & Wales

All Things Scotland: January policy round up

Welcome to All Things Scotland, LGIU’s weekly collation of everything local government in Scotland. This week we bring you all the latest reports and updates to keep Scottish local government informed, engaged and connected.


All Things Ireland: What’s on in local government?

Welcome to All Things Ireland. In a week where fallout over Sunday’s events in Croke park captured headlines, LGIU Ireland has collected all the key reports, policy development and funding calls to keep Irish local government informed and connected.


What will the National Care Service mean for local government in Scotland?

LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is working with the University of Birmingham to investigate the potential impact of a new National Care Service in Scotland. The proposed centralisation of care in Scotland will have widespread implications for local authorities. In this blog, the Birmingham team explain the project, which will be launching very soon.

England & Wales, Scotland