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.



Post-Covid Councils: The Location of Power

In the latest instalments of our Post-Covid Councils work, Head of Research Andrew Walker investigates questions about the balance and location of power. 

Members & Followers

Can we have healthy elections in a pandemic?

It’s European Local Democracy Week and even as we celebrate the amazing contributions elected members have had on their communities as we publish our Cllr Awards shortlist, it’s also a time to reflect on the impact Covid-19 has had on democracy and on voting and what we need to do to make sure that our…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Post-Covid Councils: Place and Community

Place and Community is the second pillar to be launched of the LGIU’s Post Covid Councils project. The theme is fundamentally about relationships – relationships between place, local economies and people, and between place, people, communities and equality.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Bundle: Health inequalities

Our recent work on health inequalities, including work on longstanding health issues and briefings covering Covid-19.

England & Wales, Scotland

Bundle: Education and Covid-19

In preparation for schools reopening, this bundle collates our recent content on schools and learning in the context of the pandemic, including higher and further education.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Bundle: Summer reading list

To keep readers busy over their ‘staycation’ summers, we have collated a new reading (and listening) list of our favourite LGIU content which includes new work as well as pieces from our archives.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members & Followers

Bundle: Covid-19 and lessons on public health

One of the most difficult areas for central and local government has been understanding the evidence about how Covid-19 is spread, its differential impacts and what are the most effective measures to manage the pandemic. This bundle draws together our work on public health learning arising from Covid-19.

England & Wales, Scotland

Bundle: Food

In this bundle, we bring together much of our recent work on food issues and the impact of Covid-19 on many aspects of food policy, all from a local government perspective.

England & Wales, Scotland