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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The spending power of local authorities

March 6, 2015

Jonathan Carr-West's analysis of the Institute for Fiscal Studies spending power of local authorities report.

Lamb and Pickles and the evidence for good care

March 5, 2015

The Resolution Foundation has just published a new report on the living wage for social care workers: As if we cared: The cost and benefits…

The State of Care in Counties Inquiry

March 4, 2015

The County All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) launched its second inquiry report "The State of Care in Counties: The Integration Imperative" this week with support…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 6 March 2015

March 6, 2015

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

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The state of care in counties

March 4, 2015

This is the final report of the inquiry by the County APPG that looked at health and social care integration. The report was produced by the LGiU and the County Councils Network (CCN).

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