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. As a registered LGiU Member or Follower you can stay updated on workstreams that interest you. Are you interested in working with us?




Abuse, violence, harassment and disinformation have no place in our democracy. Amid fears that public discourse is becoming less civil and reports of MPs standing down because of abuse, LGiU’s #DispatchesFromTheDoorstep project will shine a light on un-democratic behaviour witnessed on the general election campaign trail and hear how this behaviour is being tackled by…

England & Wales, Scotland

LGiU Australia with SGS Economics & Planning

LGiU is working with SGS Economics & Planning to create a new information service for local government in Australia. Find out how to get involved.

Australia, Global

LGiU Ireland: research and consultancy

The LGiU Group has offices in Dublin, Edinburgh and London. Our research and consultancy team is made up of eight core staff members plus a network of specialist associates across the Globe.


CoCare: outcomes in adult social care

CoCare is an app and information portal that puts people at the centre of care and provides powerful insights for outcomes based commissioning.

England & Wales, Global

Local government finance

LGiU has led the Local Finance Taskforce through 2018 and 2019, working with senior local government representatives and sector experts to raise the profile of these issues to a wider audience and force the Government to provide much-needed policy clarity.

England & Wales

Children’s Life Chances

We're developing new serial podcast about growing up and choices in children's services.

England & Wales

Local Government Homelessness Commission

The homelessness crisis in the UK is large and growing rapidly. Government statistics released earlier this year showed that 4,751 people slept rough in 2017, an increase of 15 per cent. Meanwhile, the number of households in temporary accommodation in England rose by 4 per cent during the year to 78,930. Sixty nine per cent…

England & Wales

LGiU & CCLA’s C’llr Achievement Awards 2018

The ninth annual LGiU C’llr Achievement Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 6th November against the beautiful backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London.

England & Wales