Publications

We have an extensive catalogue of publications - research reports, long read articles, toolkits and best practice guidelines - that stem from our work with our member councils and other collaborations. Most publications are free to read and download as PDFs but you do need to be logged in to the website. Please sign in or set up an account if you don't already have one (this is free of charge). A few publications are for members only.

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Primer: Housing

This Primer provides a detailed introduction to local authority housing issues; key topics covered include homelessness, house building and renting. It is written with new councillors in mind but should also be useful to others new to local government or wanting to find out more about housing.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members

Primer: The planning system

This primer 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

Bundle: LGIU and Vuelio 2022 Elections Bulletin

In the run-up to elections on 5 May, LGIU has partnered with Vuelio to provide you with weekly updates on the elections taking place across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

England & Wales, Scotland

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

ICLEI World Congress 2022 – Malmö, Sweden

This bundle compiles examples of content along each theme of the ICLEI World Congress 2022 Summit in Malmö, Sweden. We’ll be blogging and providing coverage live from Malmö on our Twitter and website, so stay tuned.

Global

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
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
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

Bundle: Age friendly communities

Older people require supportive, inclusive environments to compensate for age-related changes, so adapting environments to support healthy ageing and continued participation in society is essential as local governments around the world experience ageing populations. This bundle brings together our work on creating age-friendly communities and environments.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland