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Collection: 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 collection gathers together the array of LGIU resources to explore the levelling up agenda and its implications.

England & Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland Publication

Local government leading climate change action: case studies

This collection of case studies from our Local Democracy Research Centre highlight the actions local government is leading to make climate change action a pragmatic reality.

England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland, Scotland Publication With case study

Local government workforce and capability planning

Effective workforce planning and development is essential for local government to ensure they have the capacity and capability to deliver services to communities and meet future challenges. At the same time, local councils are significant employers and play an important role in their local economies. While the powers and responsibilities of local government differ across…

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Northern Ireland Publication With case study
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Backgrounder: The planning system

This backgrounder introduces the planning process, common terms and phrases and details current issues within the planning system. It is part of a series of primers, covering key local authority subjects, which are aimed particularly at new councillors to help them settle into the role.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

Explainer: Climate change and biodiversity for local government

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

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

Collection: the Ukrainian invasion

This collection provides resources from LGIU and elsewhere to support local government in dealing with the impact of the Ukrainian invasion. Topics covered in this collection range from cost of living, to resettlement and maintaining trust in democracy.

Global Publication