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?



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

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

Tackling Hate Crime

In partnership with Cloisters Chambers, the LGiU ran a lunchtime roundtable to discuss the legal responsibilities of council employees and elected members in relation to tackling hate crime and the practical application of these duties.

England & Wales

Policy Café

This year, LGiU is running a series of short, useful events exclusively for LGiU member councils. Our Policy Cafés are spaces for our members to get together and talk about the issues that matter to them. We’ve already been investigating the future of local government finance, public services and democracy. Now we’d like to bring together…

England & Wales