The Research and Information team provides research and analytic services to the Local Government Association (LGA) and help and support to the local government sector.

We work to:

  • improve and develop evidence, data and research on and for the local government sector
  • ensure that the sector can access and benefit from this resource.

We work in partnership with many colleagues and organisations in local government, and with research bodies in the wider world.


LGA Research Bulletin

This monthly publication keeps you informed of key issues and developments in research impacting on, or of interest to, local government.

LGA Statistical Alert

This is a monthly 'snapshot' of core economic and labour market data summarising information from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), independent labour market organisations and LGA Research and Information..


Work themes

This page contains links to recent LGA Research and Information sponsored projects.

Partner organisations

There are a wide range of organisations that support or provide services of potential use to local government research. This section provides details for some of these that visitors and users of the site may find helpful.

YouChoose budget consultation tool

YouChoose is an online budget simulator that encourages members of the public to consider where council budget cuts should fall, where efficiencies might be made, and where income might be generated.


About the research team

We provide research and analytic services to the group and help and support to the local government sector. Find out more about the members of our team and the work we do.


About research in local government

As the largest employer in England, local government provides a wealth of research and analytical career opportunities. This page provides information about developing a research career in this sector.