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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Annual Review 2020

A review of LGIU’s work in 2020.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

The future of local government

Covid-19 has exacerbated and accelerated a period of huge disruption across many parts of the globe. Dr Andy Johnston looks at the implications of this disruption for local government and examines potential future scenarios for the future of the sector.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Bundle: Social mobility

What makes the difference to where we end up in life? A collection of our recent publications and events focusing on social mobility.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Post-Covid Councils: The Location of Power

In the latest instalments of our Post-Covid Councils work, Head of Research Andrew Walker investigates questions about the balance and location of power. 

Global
Members & Followers

Can we have healthy elections in a pandemic?

It’s European Local Democracy Week and even as we celebrate the amazing contributions elected members have had on their communities as we publish our Cllr Awards shortlist, it’s also a time to reflect on the impact Covid-19 has had on democracy and on voting and what we need to do to make sure that our…

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Post-Covid Councils: Place and Community

Place and Community is the second pillar to be launched of the LGIU’s Post Covid Councils project. The theme is fundamentally about relationships – relationships between place, local economies and people, and between place, people, communities and equality.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Bundle: Health inequalities

Our recent work on health inequalities, including work on longstanding health issues and briefings covering Covid-19.

England & Wales, Scotland