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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Latest

A local alternative to unpaid internships

April 26, 2017

For young people up and down the country, finding full time, permanent paid work is really tough. What many school leavers and graduates now face…

Start of the Possible

April 21, 2017

Today we publish Start of the Possible a report from Camden councillor and Lead Member for Finance, Technology and Growth Theo Blackwell – it is…

Remembering Professor George Jones

April 18, 2017

We at LGiU were extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Professor George Jones, Professor of local government at the LSE. George was a…

Briefings

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Weekly Policy Summary – 13th April

April 28, 2017

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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Reports

Does local government work for women?

April 26, 2017

This interim report from the Commission on Women in Local Government outlines key findings from data analysis of women’s representation in councils across England and Wales, carried out by the Centre for Women and Democracy. It also presents the findings of an LGiU survey of 2,304 councillors, carried out between…

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Events