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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Unfinished business

At LGiU we’ve been thinking, writing, talking and acting with our members on all these issues and more for the last ten years (and the 25 years before that). Collected here are ten ideas from the last decade that we think are unfinished business. These are ideas we still believe in, ideas on which we…

England & Wales, Global
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LGIU’s UK 2019 General Election coverage

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Brexit and local government – the story so far

Janet Sillett reviews the state of Brexit negotiations as of October 2018, with particular focus on the position of local government.

England & Wales, Scotland