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: Timewise Councils

July 7, 2015

To help local authorities develop and implement real culture change around flexible working and hiring Timewise have developed the Timewise Council programme, Emma Stewart, Joint…

Councils and Housing Supply: A new LGiU report

July 6, 2015

Councils could be the key to unlocking the house building potential in local areas. They have the potential to facilitate partnerships and create the conditions…

Viewpoint: Be the champion of your community pub

July 6, 2015

CAMRA’s Campaigns Officer Faye Grima explains how councillors can actively protect pubs in their local area by nominating them to be listed as ‘Assets of…


Job application, working, welfare, employment, DWP

Making the Most of Universal Credit – Resolution Foundation

July 7, 2015

This briefing can also be viewed as a pdf. Making the Most of Universal Credit – Resolution Foundation Summary The Making the most of UC: Final report of the Resolution Foundation review of Universal Credit report concludes a nine-month review of Universal Credit (UC) conducted by the Resolution Foundation. The design…

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