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Our challenging and influential publications stem from our research and development projects and other collaborations.

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2017 State of Local Government Finance survey

The LGiU and MJ jointly conducted the 2017 State of Local Government Finance survey from 5 January – 26 January 2017 and received 163 responses. Responses were collected from Chief Executives, Council Leaders, Directors of Finance and Cabinet Members for Finance across 131 Councils in England and Wales. The LGiU…


Councillors’ attitudes to the planning system

A survey of over 1,200 ward councillors in England, carried out by the Local Government Information Unit, and commissioned by the National Trust, reveals councillors’ view that the planning system works in the interests of developers over councils and local communities.


Telling stories: reality, fiction and local government

How has local government been represented in fiction through different periods? What stories does it tell us and does the fictional portrayal of councils and councillors reflect the reality of this world (and should it) and critically does fiction itself influence that reality? Janet Sillett…



Future Local

Over the summer of 2016 we published a series of essays online which looked at the future for devolved local government. The essays are now available in a single PDF.


Future Local Part 7: Global participation

In the final part of our Future Local series, Jane Sankarayya looks to a global future for smaller towns and cities - acting in concert with other cities around the world and apart from their home nations.


Future Local Part 6: At the centre of local economic life

In the sixth article in our Future Local series, Jennifer Glover asks how the role of councils must adapt to the changing economic circumstances brought about by the phasing-out of the Revenue Support Grant, devolution deals and Brexit.


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