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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Public Houses: How councils and communities can save pubs

LGiU has worked in partnership with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to understand and support councils taking action to protect community pubs. The report argues that local authorities have the powers to prevent pubs being redeveloped.

England & Wales
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Municipal Futures

LGiU has published a new collection of short essays on the future of local government. The collection, written by LGiU staff, is an attempt to move beyond debates about technical solutions to problems and to ask more fundamental questions about what local government means in the 21st century.

England & Wales
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Local Enterprise Partnerships

In 2010 and 2011, 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships were formed across England: partnerships between local authorities and business charged with driving forward growth in their areas. This guide examines their aims and inner workings.

England & Wales
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Local Audit and Accountability Act

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 completed its passage through both Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent on 31 January 2014. This guide describes the background to the Act, the provisions of the Act and the new local audit framework.

England & Wales
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Planning: problem or solution?

This is a collection of essays offering views and suggestions from key commentators on the planning system.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Tracking your preventative spend: a step by step guide

LGiU with the support of Mears and The British Red Crossed worked with Camden Council to pilot a new approach to mapping preventative budgets against one of the council’s key outcomes from the Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework: to keep older people living independently for longer

England & Wales