Publications

The Big Lunch: Feeding Community Spirit

LGiU has been assessing the social impact of The Big Lunch every year since it launched in 2009. This report looks back over the past four Big Lunches, summarises our findings and presents the case for why we think The Big Lunch is important for a…


Localism at Risk: Is the NPPF delivering planning for people?

This report from the LGiU, in association with the National Trust, considers whether the National Planning Policy Framework is delivering planning solutions that reflect the needs and concerns of local communities. The LGiU surveyed senior local government politicians and officials in 94 Local Planning Authorities…


Councils in the Driving Seat? Local authorities and traffic enforcement

LGiU and SEA have worked together on this state-of-the-nation look at local authorities and traffic enforcement. Our research shows that councils take their responsibility to deliver appropriate, local strategies which protect the law-abiding majority seriously. Councils have come in for criticism that their strategies are…




Outcomes Matter: effective commissioning in domiciliary care

A recent LGiU survey of social care departments showed that three quarters of respondents disagreed with the statement ‘our current systems will be sufficient to manage our adult social care provision in future’. Of particular concern was a ‘time-task’ culture of service delivery. With growing…


Should we shed the middle tier?

This report, based on LGiU research conducted in partnership with the NUT and Unison,  looks at the future of education governance in light of the fact that more than half of secondary schools are now academies or free schools: independent of local authorities and accountable…


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