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The LGiU’s areas of work span local democracy, sustainability and the environment, health and social care, children’s services and education.
Our policy team work with local councils and other public sector providers, along with a wider network of public, private and third sector organisations to deliver a broad range of projects.
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Significant changes to the welfare system, as well as other long-term factors, are putting pressure on the relationship between tenants and landlords. There will need to be a shift towards more collaborative and participative forms of engagement in order to adapt successfully to these changes.
The LGiU is carrying out this research, in association with CAMRA, to establish practical tools to help unlock the social and community value of pubs. Recent legislation has extended the rights and powers of authorities and communities to shape their local area but they need shared understanding, confidence, and drive to make full use of them.
We all know that prevention is better than cure. The LGiU is working with the London Borough of Camden, the British Red Cross and Mears Group, to develop an effective way of measuring spend on early action in local government. Find out more…
Working in partnership with the Electrical Safety Council, the LGiU is undertaking research into local authority relationships with the private rented sector (PRS). It will explore the regulation of the PRS by local authorities, and consider drivers for change, current and future models of practice, and the benefits of innovation in this area. Find out more…
The C’llr Achievement Awards aim to recognise and reward those councillors who go over and above what is expected of them; councillors who show absolute dedication to their communities and make positive change happen to the lives of people in them. Find out more…
The LGFF is the independent voice of local government on flooding matters that gives local councils a strong voice and a fair deal. The LGFF works to ensure that members have access to the mostup-to-date information and intelligence from policy makers. Find out more…
The RainGain project is a joint UK, French, Belgian and Dutch project to improve fine-scale measurement and prediction of rainfall and to enhance urban pluvial flood modelling and prediction. This will enable urban water managers to adequately cope with intense storms, so that the vulnerability of populations and critical infrastructure can be reduced. The LGiU’s Local Government Flood Forum, Imperial College London and the UK Met Office are the UK partners. Find out more…