This report is the result of a year-long study led by the Fawcett Society in partnership with the Local Government Information Unit, which asked ‘Does Local Government Work for Women?’ and contains recommendations to help solve the issues faced by women in town halls.
Collection: Young people and their futures
A system wide analysis of local government finance in Italy
Collection: Food, agriculture and rural communities
This interim report from the Commission on Women in Local Government outlines key findings from data analysis of women’s representation in councils across England and Wales, carried out by the Centre for Women and Democracy. It also presents the findings of an LGiU survey of 2,304 councillors, carried out between December 2016 and January 2017.
This report investigates for the first time the attitudes and perceptions of local elected representatives towards digital technology, governance and leadership in their authorities.
The LGiU worked with the Mears Group to help tell the story of the human impact of provider failure and withdrawal from the home care market. This report presents these stories alongside analysis of the current state of commissioning and funding of home care.
This guide will help you to unpick the different types of crowdfunding, their uses within and outside local government, and contains practical tips for those who wish to give crowdfunding a try.
The LGiU and MJ jointly conducted the 2017 State of Local Government Finance survey from 5 January – 26 January 2017 and received 163 responses.
A survey of over 1,200 ward councillors in England, carried out by the Local Government Information Unit, and commissioned by the National Trust, reveals councillors’ view that the planning system works in the interests of developers over councils and local communities.
How has local government been represented in fiction? What stories does it tell us and does the fictional portrayal of councils and councillors reflect the reality of this world and critically does fiction itself influence that reality? Janet Sillett explores the reality of local government in fiction in our latest long read.