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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Brexit – local government on the sidelines?

February 7, 2017

In a post-Brexit world sub-national government will be key to economic growth, rebuilding social cohesion and reconnecting people with democratic institutions, writes Janet Sillett. Local…

What’s the big idea?

February 6, 2017

We’ve just sent the latest edition of c’llr magazine to the printers; hard copies will be with our members next week and it will be…

What next for local government finance?

January 24, 2017

No matter what topic is being discussed, in local government circles the conversation always comes back to funding. The context of the last 5 years…


Policing and Crime Act 2017

February 20, 2017

Most of the main provisions of the Policing and Crime Bill made it to the statute book intact, but with some significant changes, including extending to CA mayors the ability of PCCs to take on the function of Fire and Rescue Authorities and some new clauses in relation to licensing.

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2017 State of Local Government Finance survey

February 10, 2017

The LGiU and MJ jointly conducted the 2017 State of Local Government Finance survey from 5 January – 26 January 2017 and received 163 responses. Responses were collected from Chief Executives, Council Leaders, Directors of Finance and Cabinet Members for Finance across 131 Councils in England and Wales. The LGiU and MJ have jointly conducted…

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