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Our publications help local government professionals stay informed, learn from peers and experts, and develop their skills and expertise through in-depth analysis, research and insights on topics relevant to the sector.  Create a free LGIU website account to access exclusive content and sign up for our newsletters.

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The Big Lunch: Feeding Community Spirit

LGiU has been assessing the social impact of The Big Lunch every year since it launched in 2009. This report looks back over the past four Big Lunches, summarises our findings and presents the case for why we think The Big Lunch is important for a wide range of public policy goals.

England & Wales
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Localism at Risk: Is the NPPF delivering planning for people?

This report from the LGiU, in association with the National Trust, considers whether the National Planning Policy Framework is delivering planning solutions that reflect the needs and concerns of local communities.

England & Wales
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Local Government Finance Act

The guide is a ‘plain-English’ guide to the The Local Government Finance Act 2012, which completed all of its parliamentary stages in both houses and received Royal Assent on 31 October 2012.

England & Wales
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A Dose of Localism: The Role of Councils in Public Health

This report, published with Westminster City Council, examines the role of councils in promoting public health and highlights the need for councils to incentivise people to exercise.

England & Wales
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The Localism Act

This document brings readers up to date with the guidance and regulations that have been published since February and with related policy developments.

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An Easy Guide to Police and Crime Commissioners

Police and Crime Commissioners are the biggest change to policing since the Police Act 1964. The new relationship between a chief constable and a single Police and Crime Commissioner, to whom they are accountable, will define policing. Now they are here, will anyone notice?

England & Wales
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Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care

With growing pressure on adult social care resources, the goal of promoting efficient, outcome-focused services has never been more important. Outcomes Matter, an LGiU report supported by homecare provider Mears, examines the issue.

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Should we shed the middle tier?

This report, based on LGiU research conducted in partnership with the NUT and Unison,  looks at the future of education governance in light of the fact that more than half of secondary schools are now academies or free schools.

England & Wales