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: Local authorities getting Living Wage accreditation encourages local employers to do the same

August 16, 2017

A recent guide to the London Living wage highlights the link between local authorities with Living Wage accreditation and a greater number of local employers…

All in a day’s work…Councillor Margaret Lishman, Burnley Borough Council

August 15, 2017

Over the rest of the summer we are running a short series of posts from councillors around the country about different aspects of the role.…

Take your #cityhallselfie!

August 14, 2017

Tomorrow is #CityHallSelfie day! ELGL – an American local government association – have been celebrating the public sector in this light-hearted way and this year…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 18th August 2017

August 18, 2017

The Weekly Policy Summary (WPS) provides links to the week's policy briefings and lists briefings to be published over the next fortnight. The WPS also highlights LGiU news and events, as well as other events and DCLG activity.

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Community collaboration: a councillor’s guide

July 28, 2017

Engaging people in the decisions that affect their lives is an essential feature of local democracy. This goes far beyond town hall meetings and opinion surveys: we must recognise that communities often hold the answers to their own problems and allow them an equal voice at the table. For the…

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