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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The Future of Arm’s-Length Bodies

This report based new research conducted by the LGiU and supported by the Carnegie Trust looks at the future role of arms length bodies in public service delivery.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

In it together: In practice

The report is the third in CSDG’s In It Together series, which has sought to demonstrate how strategic partnership working and excellence in commissioning can deliver the best outcomes for children with complex needs, at the best price.

England & Wales
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The Eight Principles of Local Water Security

In this publication, the LGiU has identified the elements that underpin local water security to help councils, communities and national government ensure the sustainable utilisation of this precious resource.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Risk and Reward: local government and risk in the new public realm

There has never been a greater need for innovation in local government service delivery. This report recommends councils to adopt an eight-point risk manifesto for a more flexible approach to risk in order to maximise the potential involvement of community groups and other in delivering services.

England & Wales
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The Future of Local Government’s Role in the School System

In partnership with the NUT and Unison, the LGiU conducted a survey of 80 local government children’s services leaders, focusing on the future of local government’s role in the changing education system. This is the report of the survey findings.

England & Wales
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Local authorities, Big Society and Adaptation to Climate Change

This is the final report of a project that looked at existing toolkits to support community involvement in, and ownership of, local adaptation and how these tools can help build a strategy or plan to take forward big society work in promoting adaptation to climate change.

England & Wales
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The 10 Pillars of Local Energy Security

LGiU has published this guide to help local authorities and other public sector organisations to navigate their way through the policy choices around delivering safe, secure low-carbon energy.

England & Wales
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Honouring the Armed Service Community

This report, supported by the Royal British Legion, draws on research carried out by the LGiU which looked at how local authorities provide for armed service communities living in their areas.

England & Wales