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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May’s U-turn on Mayors

August 22, 2016

Lauren Lucas, LGiU's Head of Projects, reacts to today's report that Theresa May is to abandon George Osborne's plans for imposing regional mayors.

New for C’llr Awards 2016: Local Trust’s Community Collaborator category

August 17, 2016

Debbie Ladds, chief executive of Local Trust, introduces this year’s new category for C’llr Achievement Awards 2016: Local Trust’s Community Collaborator Award. Who is it for…

Viewpoint: One for all – lessons learned from the LGO’s annual review of complaints

August 16, 2016

The Local Government Ombudsman was set up to remedy individual injustice, but very often we find that improving services for one person can have a…


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Physical Activity and Health: Working Together to get the Nation Moving

August 23, 2016

The Sport and Recreation Alliance have published a useful and timely report Physical Activity and Health: Working together to get the nation moving which sets out how the sport, recreation and physical activity sector can work alongside health to get more people active, more often.

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Future Local Part 5: Local leadership

August 18, 2016

The fifth in our Future Local essay series looks at how we might invest in leaders to ensure they have the support to do their jobs as more power is devolved.

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