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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A Dose of Localism: The Role of Councils in Public Health

This report, published with Westminster City Council, examines the role of councils in promoting public health and highlights the need for councils to incentivise people to exercise.

England & Wales
Members

The Localism Act

This document brings readers up to date with the guidance and regulations that have been published since February and with related policy developments.

England & Wales
Members

An Easy Guide to Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners are the biggest change to policing since the Police Act 1964. The new relationship between a chief constable and a single Police and Crime Commissioner, to whom they are accountable, will define policing. Now they are here, will anyone notice?

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care

With growing pressure on adult social care resources, the goal of promoting efficient, outcome-focused services has never been more important. Outcomes Matter, an LGiU report supported by homecare provider Mears, examines the issue.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Should we shed the middle tier?

This report, based on LGiU research conducted in partnership with the NUT and Unison,  looks at the future of education governance in light of the fact that more than half of secondary schools are now academies or free schools.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Public notices: the case for radical reform

This report looks at the current system that requires councils to publish public notices in local newspapers – at an annual cost of up to £67.85m.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

The 2011 Summer Riots: one year on

This report draws on research carried out by LGiU to examine the local government response to the summer riots of 2011, and gives a snapshot of how prepared local authorities are to respond to future riots.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Future Service Partnerships

This report from the LGiU, with support from John Laing, draws on new research carried out by the LGiU to examine current local authority partnership arrangements, identify barriers to community investment at a local level and highlight innovative examples of current partnership working.

England & Wales