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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Future Local

This collection of essays looks to a future where a more independent local government sector is driving forward local prosperity and development.

England & Wales
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Building a vibrant night time economy

In this report, produced with support from Portman Group, we have drawn on case studies from across England and Wales to develop five recommendations to help local authorities to develop vibrant and diverse night time economies.

England & Wales
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Re-thinking decentralization

This policy paper was written by the Kosovo Local Government Institute. LGiU contributed to the paper as part of our partnership with the KLGI.

England & Wales
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Human Rights Act: a guide for councillors

This guide aims to give councillors an understanding of the Human Rights Act and its bearing on their work as part of the local authority. It uses case studies to illustrate situations where the Act might be relevant to the activities of a local authority.

England & Wales
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How the EU works: all you need to know

There has been, according to many commentators, an information deficit on the conduct and quality of the debate accompanying the current EU referendum. This report attempts, as far as is possible, to offer a value-free overview of the workings of the EU.

England & Wales, Scotland
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Financial sustainability

This guide outlines different approaches that can be employed to put council run services on a sustainable financial footing.

England & Wales
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Devolution: A State of the Nation

For all the focus on Europe, it could be devolution that is the critical constitutional change of our era. Andrew Walker looks in depth at the prospects for radical change in local government.

England & Wales
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Key to Care, one year on

One year on from the Burstow Commission on the Future of the Home Care Workforce, our report card looks at the 11 recommendations from the report and the state of home care at the moment.

England & Wales