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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Devometrics: How to measure decentralisation – objective and subjective approaches

In this second paper looking at the decentralisation of power in UK governance the authors look at the challenges we face in developing measures that will capture the diversity and nuances of the governance system. They discuss possible ways of dealing with those challenges, focussing on the policy sphere.

England & Wales, Scotland
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How to write a plan

On 5 May 2022, 200 new councillors were elected in Britain, and policy officers across England, Scotland and Wales are bracing themselves for what comes next. Out with the old, and in with the new! Our newly elected councillors are eager to signal a break with the past and put their own stamp on local…

England & Wales, Scotland
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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.

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