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?



Trust and governance

As part of our Post-Covid Councils work, we look at how re-building trust can lead us through the pandemic and beyond.

England & Wales, Global, Scotland

Post-Covid Councils

This framework is intended to help local authorities ask a set of structured questions about how we emerge from the immediate crisis, placing planning processes within an overall context so we might begin to imagine the shape of local government post-Covid.

England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Covid-19 and local government

Our collected resources for councils about Covid-19.

Australia, England & Wales, Global, Ireland, Scotland

Brexit Lead Officer Network

LGiU is convening a network for those officers tasked with coordinating their councils’ Brexit planning and response.

England & Wales, Scotland


This project will shine a light on un-democratic behaviour witnessed on the general election campaign trail and hear how it is being tackled.

England & Wales, Scotland