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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Municipal postcards: foundations of greatness and beauty

August 4, 2015

Ingrid Koehler indulged her passions for art and history on her recent holiday to Rome and Florence and found much of it an enduring testimony…

A History of Local Government in Ten Buildings: Harrogate’s Royal Pump Room

July 31, 2015

Did you know that British local authorities own castles, ice rinks, football clubs and even miniature railways? Councils have some unusual assets, brimming with cultural…

Municipal Postcard: Starting from scratch

July 31, 2015

What would you do if you were creating local government afresh? In Rwanda Andy Johnston found a relatively young local government sector underpinned by some…


Floods, flooding

Mapping climate disadvantage in England

August 4, 2015

A new online mapping tool published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation enables users in local authorities to explore "climate change disadvantage" at a neighbourhood scale across England. It brings together climate risk and social vulnerability spatially and is a unique tool for local authorities and their partners.

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