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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Devolution: a road map

This road map from the LGiU outlines how political devolution to English local government can be achieved as a means of strengthening local economies and improving public services.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Public Service Mutuals

This guide provides an overview for councillors and officers in local government with an interest in or considering ‘spinning out’ their internal service teams into an external mutual organisation, and for councillors scrutinising existing mutuals.

England & Wales
Members

Planning, Health and Wellbeing

This guide summarises the available guidance that has been published to support the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG). It pulls together a number of briefings that the LGiU has published since winter 2013.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

The state of care in counties

This is the final report of the inquiry by the County APPG that looked at health and social care integration. The report was produced by the LGiU and the County Councils Network (CCN).

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Localism and New Communities

The report explores how councillors can provide leadership when building new homes and creating new communities. It contains innovative and practical recommendations to help them do so.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

How Services are Funded

It is well known that local authority budgets are experiencing a period of unprecedented pressure. However, it is rare to find someone with a good understanding of the nature of this pressure. There is no shortage of data on local authority budgets, but few people are sufficiently familiar with it to carry out meaningful analysis,…

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Managing floods: Supporting local partnerships

Floods have a huge, potentially disastrous impact on communities up and down the country. Though we can’t stop it happening, we can look for ways to minimise the damage and to support those affected.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Technology and transformation in town halls

LGiU has worked in partnership with Hewlett-Packard to look at the opportunities and challenges presented to local authorities by new technology.

England & Wales