Our ideas

What do we want our communities to look like? How will public services meet people’s needs now and in the future? Our eyes are on the horizon but our ideas and our work are firmly rooted in our communities, councils, workplaces, schools and homes.

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Our members

We are a membership organisation, providing information, research and other services to over 150 councils, trade unions, universities and other organisations. Here you can access our services or find out more about membership.

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Our work

From housing to social care; from education to local economic growth; from supporting councillors and promoting local democracy to delivering inhouse training – the scope of the LGiU’s work is as broad as the remit of a local authority.

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Viewpoint: Are older people paying the price for social care cuts?

September 19, 2016

The problems of the NHS do not exist in a vacuum. Older people are getting caught between the cogs of a complex and under-resourced system…

Viewpoint: Parks are at a tipping point

September 15, 2016

Mark Camley, chair of The Parks Alliance, discusses the crisis facing our parks and the challenges faced by the local authorities in managing our green…

Viewpoint: Still too poor to pay – three years of localised council tax support in London

September 6, 2016

A new report from the Child Poverty Action Group presents the evidence they've collected on the impact that the abolition of council tax benefit has…



Trade Union Act 2016

September 21, 2016

The Trade Union Act 2016 has made major amendments to the existing law. It introduces changes to voting thresholds for pre-strike ballots, including rules for “important public services” which have yet to be defined, and changes to rules around the timing of strikes, picketing rules, and funding of union membership.

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Personal safety for elected members

September 21, 2016

This short publication looks at the principles of personal safety and makes practical safety suggestions for elected members when they are engaged in their councillor duties.

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