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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Members & Followers

Making outcomes based commissioning a reality

The LGiU has been working for years to support better home care with our member councils, with home care providers and with those involved intimately in the business of care – care workers, people who need care and their families.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Homelessness: the road to prevention

In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent discussions of the LGiU’s Homelessness Commission on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Brexit and local government – the story so far

Janet Sillett reviews the state of Brexit negotiations as of October 2018, with particular focus on the position of local government.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Local partnership working for a vibrant night time economy

This new report from LGiU and Portman Group presents the findings of our recent survey of English local authorities on their approach to managing the evening and night time economy.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Cities on the Rise – Actions for Local Government

LGiU Scotland attended the Academy of Urbanism’s 2018 congress – Cities on the Rise – to focus in on key points that local authorities might find useful, and to feed back the relevant learning to our members. This report covers material on building democratic cities, anticipating the driverless future, and the new urban crisis.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland
Members & Followers

Local Finance Taskforce – Finance Scorecard

Business Rate Retention and the Fairer Funding Review are important steps towards reforming local government finance; but we believe that to achieve a sustainable system we need a much broader and more radical conversation post 2020.

England & Wales
Members & Followers

Homelessness Commission Launch

LGiU has launched the Local Government Homelessness Commission, led by and for our member councils.

England & Wales
Members

Communications

Though aimed at council communications teams, this guide is designed to help anyone working in local government, including councillors, approach media opportunities with greater confidence and thereby make the most of them. It brings together and adds to several briefings we have published in England and Scotland on communications in local government.

England & Wales, Scotland
Members & Followers

Local Elections 2018: Ones to watch

This is our guide to where the action is in the local elections. Which councils are too close to call? Whereabouts in the country does political control hang in the balance? Which are the authorities where gaining or losing a seat could make or break a party’s fortunes?

England & Wales