The Local Democracy Research Centre, together with Browne Jacobson and Lawyers in Local Government, are investigating the changing role of the monitoring officer in English local government.
LGIU@40: For the future of local government
The implementation of voter ID
LGIU@40 is a programme of work driven by our core belief in the vital role that local democratic institutions have in creating better places for us all. We will develop a practical set of new ideas about how local government could work better and how we can build the firm foundations we need to navigate…
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.
The LDRC is researching the impact of voter ID. A research report - funded by the the JRSST-CT - published in September 2023 explores the views of electoral administrators about the state of this crucial local government run service. We are continuing this research as voter ID is rolled out across more of the UK.
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.
The Local Democracy Research Centre is conducting a major research project investigating the state of local government finance in England.
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!
Current project: LGIU supports local government with groundbreaking new partnership approach to research
We have launched a new partnership with Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands and Western Isles (Comhairle nan Eilean Siar) councils and the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI).