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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Evaluation of the Cabinet Office Commissioning Academy

The Commissioning Academy was set up by the Cabinet Office in 2012 to bring together leading figures from local and central government, as well as other public sector organisations, to learn about new approaches to commissioning and drive innovation across the public sector.

England & Wales
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Public Houses: How councils and communities can save pubs

LGiU has worked in partnership with CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) to understand and support councils taking action to protect community pubs. The report argues that local authorities have the powers to prevent pubs being redeveloped.

England & Wales
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People-shaped places: how Lambeth let residents redesign the neighbourhood

LGiU has carried out an evaluation of Lambeth’s new approach to improving the local neighbourhood. The evaluation draws together some broad, practical tips for councils similarly interested in placing a community engagement programme at the centre of council delivery.

England & Wales
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Municipal Futures

LGiU has published a new collection of short essays on the future of local government. The collection, written by LGiU staff, is an attempt to move beyond debates about technical solutions to problems and to ask more fundamental questions about what local government means in the 21st century.

England & Wales
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Local Enterprise Partnerships

In 2010 and 2011, 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships were formed across England: partnerships between local authorities and business charged with driving forward growth in their areas. This guide examines their aims and inner workings.

England & Wales
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Local Audit and Accountability Act

The Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 completed its passage through both Houses of Parliament and received Royal Assent on 31 January 2014. This guide describes the background to the Act, the provisions of the Act and the new local audit framework.

England & Wales
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Planning: problem or solution?

This is a collection of essays offering views and suggestions from key commentators on the planning system.

England & Wales