Online training


We are running an ongoing series of online training sessions. In these half hour sessions, you can dial in to a conference call and also connect with some screen sharing software so you can see our screen. If you are interested in attending any of the sessions below please email


LG Inform

Public access & home page and search & standard reports  21st June 10.30am

  • Covering the background to LG Inform, what can the public see and how to quickly view a report for your authority without signing in
  • Demonstrating how search works; advanced search and the standard report

Creating groups - Sharing groups and display & comparison groups  27th June 11.30am

  • How to creating your own groups to share reports with and view data about

Report builder – building a report  24th May 11.00 - 11.30

  • Step by step walk through creating your own report in LG Inform
  • Covering areas such as adding summary values, ordering data in components and other options available to registered users
  • How to share and export reports you have built in LG Inform, how to get embed code and exporting components


  • Extras registered users can access such as adding logos, personalising your home page, comparison groups, areas of interest

Benchmarking club 12th July 14.00 - 14.30pm

  • Join us to hear about the LG Inform benchmarking club, what data we collect, how you can take part and how you can view provisional data in LG Inform


LG Inform Plus

Search and metrics report July 7th 10.30am

  • New multiple options in search and how to view prebuild standard report from LG Inform Plus

Report builder New date to follow shortly

  • How to build, share, download and print a simple report 

Power and duties and Records retention 30th May 10.30 - 11.00

  • Discover the lists in the Power and Duties tool and it can be accessed to help you review the services you offer
  • How the lists in Records retention can be accessed to save you time and money

Natural Neighbourhoods  new date to follow shortly

  • Instead of standard geographies, create custom areas, such as community zones, for more meaningful reporting and greater insight.

API 31st May 11.00 - 11.30

  • Hear how to use our direct data feed to access over 5,000 data items for your performance reporting arrangements, or simply export them for analysis or your own reports.

Standards  New date to follow shortly

  • These Standards, developed by the sector, underpin service delivery, allowing councils to take a 360-degree view of local government: from services and functions to changes in circumstances and reshaping service provision.