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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What to do when care fails

March 25, 2015

People who need care need high quality and consistent care. But this doesn’t always happen. The providers who deliver the care sometimes fail. Maybe it’s…

Viewpoint: A false economy? Councils and debt collection

March 24, 2015

StepChange's Robbie de Santos explains how a tough stand on council tax debt can be counterproductive.

Osborne shows devolution is work in progress

March 20, 2015

The Budget announcements on greater powers for local authorities demonstrate that the Chancellor and the Treasury are serious about fiscal devolution, writes Jonathan Carr-West in…


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Weekly Policy Summary, 27 March 2015

March 27, 2015

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 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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