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Start of the possible

This report investigates for the first time the attitudes and perceptions of local elected representatives towards digital technology, governance and leadership in their authorities.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Paying for it: the human cost of cut-price care

The LGiU worked with the Mears Group to help tell the story of the human impact of provider failure and withdrawal from the home care market. This report presents these stories alongside analysis of the current state of commissioning and funding of home care.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Guide to Crowdfunding for Local Authorities

This guide will help you to unpick the different types of crowdfunding, their uses within and outside local government, and contains practical tips for those who wish to give crowdfunding a try.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

2017 State of Local Government Finance survey

The LGiU and MJ jointly conducted the 2017 State of Local Government Finance survey from 5 January – 26 January 2017 and received 163 responses.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Councillors’ attitudes to the planning system

A survey of over 1,200 ward councillors in England, carried out by the Local Government Information Unit, and commissioned by the National Trust, reveals councillors’ view that the planning system works in the interests of developers over councils and local communities.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Small is beautiful: delivering more homes through small sites

We will not build the homes we need in the UK on large sites alone. Instead we will have to find ways to unlock a range of smaller sites for development. This new report from LGiU in partnership with the Federation of Master Builders focuses on how councils can help to make this happen.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Local Horizons: about LGiU Scotland

This publication summarises the work LGiU Scotland undertook in 2016, and looks ahead to our plans for the future.

Scotland Publication
Members & Followers

Future Local

This collection of essays looks to a future where a more independent local government sector is driving forward local prosperity and development.

England & Wales Publication
Members & Followers

Building a vibrant night time economy

In this report, produced with support from Portman Group, we have drawn on case studies from across England and Wales to develop five recommendations to help local authorities to develop vibrant and diverse night time economies.

England & Wales Publication