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.



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

LGiU Scotland & CCLA Councillor Awards 2019

At LGiU Scotland, we want to recognise and reward those councillors who go the extra mile for their constituents. So with sponsorship from CCLA, we launched the Scottish Councillor Awards - now in their second year.


LGiU & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards 2019

LGiU and CCLA’s Cllr Achievement Awards are the only awards celebrating the important work of councillors. Nominations are now open! Deadline Friday 6th September

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

Local Elections 2018

On 3 May, people across the land voted for the councillors who make decisions about the things that really matter to us in our daily lives. Once again, we brought you exciting overnight coverage via our live blog with up to the minute council control results on our live map along with press statements at…

England & Wales

LGiU & CCLA’s C’llr Achievement Awards 2017

The eighth annual LGiU C’llr Achievement Awards Ceremony is taking place on Tuesday 7th November against the beautiful backdrop of the Guildhall’s Livery Hall in London.

England & Wales