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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Bundle: GE2019

Read the latest content from LGiU all about the 2019 General Election. Find out what it means for councils, from running the election to potential policy prognostications.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

The Brexit saga – reflections on a historical analogy

As the October 2019 Brexit deadline looms (subject to any possible extension), with anticipation of an orderly exit ebbing and flowing, this long read offers some reflections on the story so far from an Irish perspective.

Ireland
Members & Followers

Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future

The LGiU’s Local Finance Taskforce ran through 2018 /19 to expand the conversation and widen the thinking about what is needed to achieve a well-functioning council funding system. This report and the recommendations it contains are the result of that wide-ranging discussion.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

LGiU Homelessness Commission 2019: Final Report

The LGiU Local Government Homelessness Commission was set up to investigate how councils can fulfil their obligation to prevent homelessness. This report is the first assessment of the state of homelessness prevention from the perspective of local government.

England & Wales
Members

Personal safety for councillors

Our personal safety is something many of us take for granted, this short, members-only guide offers some guidance on assessing risk and adopting strategies and behaviours that will minimise any potential hazards you might identify as part of your councillor role.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

LGiU MJ State of Local Government Finance Survey 2019

LGiU and The MJ have run the State of Local Government Finance Survey every January since 2012 to coincide with councils setting their annual budgets. The results give a snapshot of the key pressures facing councils and the impact of ongoing financial uncertainty on their communities.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Making outcomes based commissioning a reality

The LGiU has been working for years to support better home care with our member councils, with home care providers and with those involved intimately in the business of care – care workers, people who need care and their families.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Homelessness: the road to prevention

In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent discussions of the LGiU’s Homelessness Commission on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively.

England & Wales