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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Award-winners corner: Jason Kitcat

July 25, 2016

In the run-up to this year’s C’llr Achievement Awards, we are interviewing previous winners about their proudest moments. In the first of the series we…

Taking up the slack

July 22, 2016

Recently, ‘Slack’ became a verb at LGiU. And not in the sense of slacking off. We’ve banned email between LGiU staffers and started using Slack*…

Crowding out: an update

July 20, 2016

Rose La Touche from Camden Council updates blog readers on the progress of a project that has been working to tackle some of the problems…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 22nd July

July 22, 2016

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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Future Local Part 1: Sovereignty

July 21, 2016

In the first of LGiU's new series on the future of local government after the EU referendum, Andrew Walker argues that we need to rethink sovereignty so that we can pick up lessons from the muscular municipalism of the past.

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