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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Party Conferences – what have we learnt?

October 9, 2015

That's the question that Jonathan Carr-West reflects on as he looks back over party conference season.

Squaring the circle

October 8, 2015

Jonathan Carr-West wonders about the seemingly paradoxical role for councillors of representing their electorate and answering to their party.

Celebrating older people

October 1, 2015

Today is Older People’s Day in the UK and the UN International Day of Older Persons and this weekend it’s grandparents day.  I’ve spent the…


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Weekly Policy Summary, 9 October 2015

October 9, 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 other events and DCLG activity.

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