Workstreams

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?

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The future direction of the Local Government Ombudsman

The LGiU undertook a consultation of local government on behalf of the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO). The LGO covers a wide range of services including: housing, planning, social care, housing benefit, transport and highways, environment and waste and council tax. In 2011/12, they received over 20,000 complaints and enquiries. The Ombudsman was then developing the future strategy…

England & Wales

RainGain

The RainGain project is a joint UK, French, Belgian and Dutch project to improve fine-scale measurement and prediction of rainfall and to enhance urban pluvial flood modelling and prediction.

England & Wales

Local Government Flood Forum

The Local Government Flood Forum is the independent voice of local government on flooding matters that gives local councils a strong voice and a fair deal.

England & Wales

Outcome-based commissioning in domiciliary care

Many councils are grappling with how to ensure their services promote better outcomes for their local communities, and nowhere is this more true than adult social care. Although outcomes are generally acknowledged to be the future of commissioning (recent LGiU research showed that over 90% of councils regard outcome-based commissioning as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ in…

England & Wales

Public notices: the case for radical reform

Can we improve the way we distribute public notices? Take part in the survey for this project: LGiUsurveys/publicnotices It has been estimated to cost local authorities £67.85m every year to have statutory notices published in local newspapers. This seems a large spend under today’s current local media landscape in which readership of local newspapers is…

England & Wales