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Primer: Climate Change & Biodiversity

This primer introduces you to the role of local authorities in tackling the climate emergency and highlights three key areas of climate action. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

State of the Locals

Exclusive polling data commissioned by LGIU from Ipsos on UK attitudes to local elections, the work of councillors and role of local government.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication
Members

Primer: the essentials of local government finance in England

This primer is designed to provide newly-elected councillors with a short, non-technical introduction to the main features of local government finance in England, but should also be useful to others new to local government or wanting to find out more about finance.

England & Wales Publication
Members

Primer: Cultural services

This primer introduces you to the arts and culture sector and local authority cultural services, covering libraries, museums, theatres, arts services, and leisure services. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority topics, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.

England & Wales Publication

Diversity in political representation in the UK

This publication examines diversity in political representation, including the legal context; the most recent data on ethnicity and disability in relation to councillors; barriers faced by black, ethnic minority and disabled candidates and councillors; what can be done to increase diversity, and; current advice and support.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

Guide to election communications 2022

Every election represents aspiration and choice, but this year perhaps more than ever we need to celebrate democracy. Our communications guide focuses on some easy steps that councils can take during this election period and some ideas to develop for future elections. Read the guide.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

Local government and the impact of the Ukrainian invasion

Our collection of LGIU and other resources to support local government with dealing with the impact of war on areas from cost of living, defending truth and council data to defending local democracy.

Global Publication

Bundle: Cost of living crisis

The UK is going through what is being dubbed a ‘cost of living crisis’ in the media. There are many factors that are currently contributing to this problem. This bundle showcases the different components and the critical role of local government in the midst of these rising concerns.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

Bundle: levelling up

Levelling up has been the key theme of the UK Government since the general election, but there are still fundamental questions about what levelling up means. This bundle gathers together the array of content produced by LGIU to explore the levelling up agenda and its implications.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication