Our team of local government researchers work with our members, key sector stakeholders and community members to find areas of opportunity, get underneath problems, celebrate local government and highlight interesting practice. Are you interested in working with us?



Local elections 2023

LGIU's one-stop-shop for the 2023 local elections in England and Northern Ireland includes practical resources like briefings and training plus commentary and analysis.

England & Wales

Global Local

LGIU's weekly bulletin highlights local solutions to global challenges. Find out how to get it straight to your inbox.


LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards 2022

Running for the 13th year across England & Wales and 5th year in Scotland, Cllr Awards are the only national awards celebrating the vital work of councillors. Nominate a councillor today!

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Resources for new councillors

LGIU is here to support everyone in local government, every day. So if you are an officer currently planning for the arrival of new councillors in May, LGIU has a wealth of resources for you to draw on.

England & Wales, Scotland

Local elections 2022

This is your one-stop shop for local elections support, resources and analysis.

England & Wales, Scotland

COP26 and local government

The 26th United Nations Climate Change conference is due to be held in Glasgow, the UK. What will the themes discussed and outcomes reached mean for local government? Find coverage and resources here.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland, South Africa

Global Local Executive Panel Series

Through our Global Local Executive Panel Series, we are working with global partners to bring you regularly scheduled panel events and discussions featuring executive speakers from local government across the countries we work in and beyond.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland