LG Inform

LG Inform and LG Inform Plus

LG Inform and LG Inform Plus are two services run by the Local Government Association, to help councils view up-to-date data and information easily and quickly.  LG Inform is free to all councils, and LG Inform Plus requires a small subscription to keep the service running.

LG Inform

LG Inform presents you with up-to-date published data about your local area and the performance of your council or fire and rescue authority. Whether you’re interested in scrutiny, a particular service area, or simply need an overview, it can help you review and compare performance with other authorities.

LG Inform is a flexible site that gives users the ability to create, edit and share reports using data from over 8,500 individual items held in the system. Over 50 ready-made reports can also be accessed here to give an instant picture for your local authority.

The main features of LG Inform are:

  • View up to date published data on areas such as populationhealtheducation and Covid-19.
  • Build reports including text, maps, charts and tables
  • Share reports with other users in the system
  • Export reports to use externally
  • Share reports through social media such as Twitter
  • Personalise the site, add personalised dials to the home page, and set your own caparison group
  • Benchmark local data via the free LG Inform benchmarking club.

LG Inform Plus 

LG Inform Plus is a subscription service that allows organisations to drill down from top level strategic metrics in LG Inform to small area reporting information. Organisations are able to view ward reports and create charts, maps and table using small area data. More information on the scope and users of the service can be found on the website.

In addition, the LG Inform API data feed is being used by many authorities to access the data library directly and populate their corporate or local information systems and drive new applications. See our case study about Oldham Council’s experience for further insight.

The main features of LG Inform Plus are:

Help and support

Support and log in: support@esd.org.uk

General enquiries: LGInform@local.gov.uk

LG Inform Knowledge Hub Group: https://knowledgehub.local.gov.uk/group/lginform