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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Public notices: the case for radical reform

This report looks at the current system that requires councils to publish public notices in local newspapers – at an annual cost of up to £67.85m.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

The 2011 Summer Riots: one year on

This report draws on research carried out by LGiU to examine the local government response to the summer riots of 2011, and gives a snapshot of how prepared local authorities are to respond to future riots.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Future Service Partnerships

This report from the LGiU, with support from John Laing, draws on new research carried out by the LGiU to examine current local authority partnership arrangements, identify barriers to community investment at a local level and highlight innovative examples of current partnership working.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

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
Members & Followers

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