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.

Read more - Our ideas

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.

Read more - Our members

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.

Read more - Our work

Latest

Keeping our communities safe

June 22, 2017

Jonathan Carr-West, Chief Executive of LGiU, comments: It’s been a very difficult few weeks for local government as for the country as a whole. We…

Viewpoint: Universities in the London ecosystem – completing the puzzle

June 14, 2017

Jane Glanville, CEO, London Higher explains how London universities and local authorities can work together to create public value – and invites you to be…

Time to flex some local muscle?

June 12, 2017

The political landscape is changing almost hourly and that perhaps offers the potential to change the local-central relationship writes Jonathan Carr-West.

Briefings

cup of tea

Weekly Policy Summary – 23rd June

June 23, 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.

View all briefings

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…

View all reports

Events