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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Municipal Postcard: Starting from scratch

July 31, 2015

What would you do if you were creating local government afresh? In Rwanda Andy Johnston found a relatively young local government sector underpinned by some…

Municipal Postcard: Resilient by design

July 31, 2015

For Andrew Walker resilience should be about looking at the whole context of a place and then thinking about urban design, infrastructure, economic growth and…

Municipal Postcard: The common threads of local government

July 29, 2015

Jonathan Carr-West found hearing about the challenges and development of local government from various parts of the Commonwealth a strangely familiar experience.


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Weekly Policy Summary, 31 July 2015

July 31, 2015

You can also view this briefing as a .pdf. Devolution: Last week, the Treasury declared that city regions who want to take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy devolved powers by forming a combined authority and electing a city region mayor need to submit proposals by 4 September 2015 – though…

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