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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Local Authorities and Food Safety

August 24, 2016

The Chartered Trading Standard’s Institute’s workforce survey 2016 provides the most concise and up to date information available on the state of local authority trading…

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…


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DfE research: wellbeing of young people

August 24, 2016

The Government regularly commissions surveys of the attitudes of young people enabling comparisons to be made over time. The Longitudinal study of young people in England: cohort 2, wave 2 publication shows that over ten years, young people have become more serious about school although the distress level of girls,…

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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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