Publications

Homelessness – the road to prevention

In this long read Andrew Walker outlines the recent discussions of the LGiU's Homelessness Commission on how councils can support vulnerable people, particularly young people, in danger of becoming homeless and how they can use their data to join up services more effectively.


Brexit and local government – the story so far

This new long read looks at the brexit issues of most relevance to local government – it focuses on four critical ones: how has local government been involved; European funding; the future public sector workforce; and devolution and subsidiarity.



Cities on the rise: actions for local government

Opportunities abound for many smaller cities but those on the rise also face a myriad of challenges. Hannah Muirhead found much food for thought at a recent Academy of Urbanism conference in Cork.


Local Finance Taskforce – Finance Scorecard

Business Rate Retention and the Fairer Funding Review are important steps towards reforming local government finance; but we believe that to achieve a sustainable system we need a much broader and more radical conversation post 2020. This scorecard is intended to kick start that conversation.…


Homelessness Commission Launch

LGiU has launched our Homelessness Commission, led by LGiU’s local government members. Through a series of investigations into how councils can prevent homelessness, the Commission will provide practical solutions for making good on the goals of the HRA, as well as a robust set of…


Local Elections 2018: Ones to watch

This is our guide to where the action is in the local elections. Which councils are too close to call? Whereabouts in the country does political control hang in the balance? Which are the authorities where gaining or losing a seat could make or break…