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.
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.
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.
Securely add your own metric types and data for use with our existing metric types in either LG Inform Plus, LG Inform or the API direct data feed. You can experiment with up to 25 data items under your normal subscription and, for a small additional premium, you can increase the amount of database space available to you to add more data items.
|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
It is also possible for other organisations from the public sector such as Police authorities, charities and CCGs to gain access to the LG Inform services outlined above. For more details please contact us at LGInformPlus@local.gov.uk.
|My Local Metrics
|Configuring your local data
For more details please contact us at LGInformPlus@local.gov.uk.
How do I subscribe?
To find out more email the Local Government Association: LGInformPlus@local.gov.uk.