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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Whole-place Community Budgets

The policy agenda behind community budgets is, of course, not new. For over twenty years central government and local government have preached joined up government: to break down departmentalism and to bring together budgets around people and places rather than functions, organisations and structures. This guide brings together a series of LGiU briefings on community…

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Connected Localism

This collection of essays looks at how a localised, yet connected approach to public service innovation can help us meet complex social and political challenges.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

The LGO and the Future Direction of Local Accountability: an LGiU inquiry

The Local Government Ombudsman (LGO) is currently developing the future strategy for how they use their information to better inform local accountability. To aid this process, the LGiU carried out a consultation of the local government sector to find out how a better understanding of issues giving rise to complaints in local government can be…

England & Wales
Members & Followers

The Big Lunch: Feeding Community Spirit

LGiU has been assessing the social impact of The Big Lunch every year since it launched in 2009. This report looks back over the past four Big Lunches, summarises our findings and presents the case for why we think The Big Lunch is important for a wide range of public policy goals.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Localism at Risk: Is the NPPF delivering planning for people?

This report from the LGiU, in association with the National Trust, considers whether the National Planning Policy Framework is delivering planning solutions that reflect the needs and concerns of local communities.

England & Wales
Members

Local Government Finance Act

The guide is a ‘plain-English’ guide to the The Local Government Finance Act 2012, which completed all of its parliamentary stages in both houses and received Royal Assent on 31 October 2012.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

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