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: Commissioners need to think smaller

December 7, 2016

A new report for Lloyds Bank Foundation has found a commissioning process that is excluding smaller charities and consequently struggling to provide the services that…

Is politics broken?

December 5, 2016

And what can local government do about it? Post Brexit, post Trump is politics broken? For politics as we know it, the short answer is…

Viewpoint: Notwestminster 2017 – redesigning local democracy

December 1, 2016

Want to help redesign local democracy? Well, here’s your chance; Notwestminster is back! Spencer Wilson explains what it's all about and how to get involved.


Angel of the North, public art, northern powerhouse, devolution

DfE: Northern Powerhouse – education

December 8, 2016

The Government has set out a Norther Powerhouse School Education strategy based on additional resources improvement in teacher supply and the quality of school leadership; and developing Multi-Academy Trusts to raise ambition, focus on school improvement and facilitate better networking. This CSN Briefing looks at the strategy.

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Future Local

November 14, 2016

Over the summer of 2016 we published a series of essays online which looked at the future for devolved local government. The essays are now available in a single PDF.

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