Subscription to the LG Inform Plus (formerly known as esd-toolkit) programme gives you access to an extended range of tools and assistance from a dedicated online support team.

Subscription is for a whole organisation, usually a local authority. It gives subscriber rights to everyone who registers with an email address from that organisation.

All tools delivered under the esd-toolkit programme remain available to subscribers. Tools are subject to ongoing improvement in line with subscriber feedback.


Small area charts

Small area charts, maps & tables

Create tables, charts and maps for wards and other areas within your local authority's boundaries.

Report writer


Predefined reports can be output in rich text format for personalisation in a word processor. A full report writer is coming.

Customer insight

Customer insight

Access a range of tools to help understand customers, help target service provision and promote channel shift.

Records retention

Records retention

Discover and output records retention guidance for English councils for ever service in the Local Government Service List.


District and other small councils £735

£1,050 if not an LGA member

Mid sized unitary and metropolitan councils £1,450

£2,070 if not an LGA member

Large unitary, metropolitan and county councils £2,260

£3,230 if not an LGA member

Limited access and features Free

Subscriptions cover a whole organisation and run for a year from 1st April until 31st March

How do I subscribe?

Subscription is via the Local Government Association. Email to take out a subscription or if you have any queries on subscription.