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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Independent Ageing: council support for care self-funders

The LGiU and Partnership, the longest established UK insurer, have produced a report which highlights the cost to local councils of those who begin by funding their own care but fall back on state funding when their own means run out.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

All’s well that ends well? Local government leading on health improvement

The LGiU was commissioned by the Department of Health to carry out an independent study of the role of local government in supporting health improvement and tackling health inequalities, and to analyse the structure of support needed locally to deliver effective action for communities.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Local SONAR

This paper calls for a new settlement between communities, local government, national government and its agencies to improve the stewardship of local natural resources, which the LGiU has named ‘Local SONAR’.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Once and For All: funding the improvement gap in existing council housing

This report was written by the LGiU for the London Borough of Southwark. It suggests proposals for dealing with the shortfall in council house funding and raising money needed to bring housing stock up to scratch without simply asking central government for more money.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Room to Move

The LGiU was commissioned by Westminster Council to carry out research in to the growing problem of overcrowding and look at possible long-term solutions. Room to Move is the report of that research. The report recommends an an overhaul of current legislation to bring about fundamental changes to local government finance and to loosen the constraints on…

England & Wales