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The State of Local Government Finance in England 2024

This report is drawn from the LGIU’s 11th annual survey of senior council leaders, chief executives, chief finance officers and cabinet members for finance, and provides a detailed picture of how the sector views the current financial position of local authorities.

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A Systematic Analysis of Local Government Finance in Japan

The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is exploring how local government is funded in different countries as part of ongoing work to develop new ideas and solutions to tackle long-standing problems. This report takes an in-depth look at the system in Japan.

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The state of local government finance in Scotland

This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre explores the financial pressure that councils are facing from the perspective of those responsible for council finances. It is based on a survey sent to council leaders, chief executives and directors of finance in Scottish local authorities.

England & Wales, Scotland Publication

LGIU@40: For the Future of Local Government

This manifesto details what we believe needs to happen to set local government on the right path to be the sustainable and effective force we all need. It is based on research the LGIU has undertaken over the last decade and on a programme of in-depth conversations with our members.

England & Wales, Global Publication

What role for local government in Scotland’s National Care Service?

This new report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre, written by our partners at the University of Birmingham’s Centre for Care looks at the implications for local government of a national care service plan as proposed by the Scottish government. 

Scotland Publication

The Changing Role of the Monitoring Officer

This report from the LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre looks at the hugely important role of the monitoring officer in English local government and makes recommendations for changes to improve the status and effectiveness of the position.

England & Wales Publication

A system wide analysis of local government finance in Italy

The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre is exploring how local government is funded in different countries as part of ongoing work to develop new ideas and solutions to tackle long-standing problems. This report takes an in-depth look at the system in Italy.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland Publication