Subscription to LG Inform Plus (formerly known as esd-toolkit) gives you access to an extended range of tools to help local authorities understand their customers, target service provision and promote channel shift.
Subscription is for a whole organisation, usually a local authority. Simply register with your local authority email address (ending in .gov.uk) for access to all the benefits below.
Assistance is available from a dedicated online support team and all feedback received aids the ongoing improvement of the toolkit.
Small area charts, maps & tables
Create tables, charts and maps for wards and other areas within your local authority's boundaries.
Full-feature report writer including charts, maps, tables and dynamic text supplied by thousands of regularly updated metrics.
Stop relying on standard geographies and create custom areas, such as community zones, for more meaningful reporting and insight.
Discover and output records retention guidance for English councils for every service in the Local Government Service List.
Powers and duties
Guide your authority towards making decisions about which services it provides based on its legal powers and duties.
Feed thousands of metrics and other datasets directly into your authority's own tools.
|Fire and Rescue services
|District and other small councils
|Mid sized unitary and metropolitan councils
|Large unitary, metropolitan and county councils
|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 LGInformPlus@local.gov.uk to take out a subscription or if you have any queries on subscription.