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: Notwestminster 2016 – be part of a journey to redesign local democracy

November 24, 2015

We’re on the hunt for lovers of local democracy everywhere, writes Spencer Wilson of Kirklees Council and #Notwestminster – local government officers, councillors, local activists,…

Viewpoint: A bench mark for communities

November 18, 2015

We all know that it is often the small things that can make a difference. A new report from the Young Foundation suggests that the…


November 16, 2015

In June LGiU spent the week in Paris: we took part in a conference as part of our RAINGAIN project, we held some meetings and…


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Weekly Policy Summary – 27.11.2015

November 27, 2015

The Weekly Policy Summary is also available as a pdf. Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review on Wednesday, we produced a briefing for members, which covers all of the key announcements, as well as a press statement. Our analysis was covered in the Independent, Metro, MJ, Public Finance and LGC as…

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Resilience in Practice

November 5, 2015

This policy paper looks at what resilience means for local authorities and argues that for resilience to really work it should be built on a partnership between local institutions, communities and citizens.

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