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: London Ventures

September 20, 2017

London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.

We must revisit the role of local government

September 18, 2017

There is always a beginning of term feeling to September, but this year it feels more acute than usual, writes Jonathan Carr-West.

All in a day’s work…Andy Boddington, Shropshire Council

September 11, 2017

Councillor Andy Boddington is a Liberal Democrat councillor for Ludlow North, Shropshire Council; in this post he talks about his life as a digital councillor.


Job creation for inclusive growth in cities

September 25, 2017

This Joseph Rowntree Foundation sets out the aims, rationales and types of demand-side policies for inclusive growth. Demand side policies seek to raise the level and enhance the quality of demand for labour in a city economy, increase labour demand for specific groups, and improve the quality of jobs.

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Lessons from the Greater Manchester experiment

September 21, 2017

In the first of three essays LGiU is publishing on the future of local government, Andrew Walker discusses the Greater Manchester experiment in devolution, lessons learned so far and challenges that remain.

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