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: Notwestminster 2017 – redesigning local democracy

December 1, 2016

Want to help redesign local democracy? Well, here’s your chance; Notwestminster is back! Spencer Wilson explains what it's all about and how to get involved.

Viewpoint: Accountability, regulation and leadership in our school system – exploring a ten-year vision

November 23, 2016

The rapid expansion of the academies programme in 2010 has had a significant effect on our school system with the inevitable knock on effect of…

Viewpoint: Changing the way we look at gangs?

November 21, 2016

A recent LGiU run webinar has prompted Roshni Mistry to wonder how – often very young – children can be kept out of gangs.


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Weekly Policy Summary- 2nd December

December 2, 2016

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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Future Local

November 14, 2016

Over the summer of 2016 we published a series of essays online which looked at the future for devolved local government. The essays are now available in a single PDF.

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