Information about local government

How many councils are there? What do councillors do? How are local services funded? The answers of course are different depending on where in the world you are. So we have put together some interesting facts and figures about the structure, responsibilities and roles of local government and elected representatives in our four membership countries.

Resources and more

We are the LGIU (Local Government Information Unit) a not-for-profit, non-partisan membership organisation for local government and anyone with an interest in local democracy.

Our resources provide our members with in depth policy briefings, country-specific daily news roundups, case studies, analysis and commentary, skills boosts and connections to local government beyond their own shores.

If you are a councillor or employee at one of our member organisations then you are a member too and you can have unlimited access to all LGIU member benefits. Set up a website account if you haven’t already and start using our wealth of local government specific resources.

Not a member yet? There is still plenty for you to get stuck in to. Read our blog posts, publications and research.

And, everyone should take a look at Global Local, the LGIU’s subscription service that showcases the best innovation coming from local government around the world.