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Innovation. Influence. Information.
‘LGiU is crucial in helping councils get to grips with emerging policy’ Local Government Minister
‘the leading think tank helping local government meet current challenges’ Chair, Local Government APPG
‘a respected, even-handed think tank and source of policy analysis which crosses policy divides with ease’ Local Government Chronicle
The Local Government Information Unit (LGiU) is an award winning think-tank and membership organisation with a mission to strengthen local democracy.
LGiU is run by councils for councils. LGiU is constituted as an independent non-party charity with about 200 councils subscribing to it networks, including 30 new councils in the past year.
Almost 15,000 councillors and staff – including Leaders, Chief Executives, Policy Teams, Heads of Member Services – use LGIU briefings every week and read the new LGiU Daily News. LGiU also works with associate organisations and social enterprises with links to the sector.
‘LGiU briefings provide timely insight…helping focus resources on priority areas’ Head of Policy, Birmingham City Council
Organisations that join LGiU are committed to Information, Intelligence, and Influence.
Key ongoing services LGiU membership provides include:
LGiU members can contribute to forward planning and strategy, including policy and public affairs priorities, and participate in specific learning networks, roundtable consultations, and policy projects.
LGiU exists to strengthen local democracy, and to help people have power and control over their own lives and communities.
LGiU’s members are primarily local authorities, including counties, cities, metropolitan boroughs, districts. LGiU also welcomes associate and social enterprise memberships, and collaborations with other partners who share LGiU interests.
LGiU works directly with
Outside of Government, we also work with universities, think-tanks, social enterprises and other public and private sector partners.
LGiU members receive a range of vital services which help their organisation stay abreast of and interact with emerging policy in central and local government.
LGiU Members share in LGiU governance, and can contribute to forward planning and strategy.
Membership packages are divided up into Standard, Standard Plus, Premium, District (for local authorities), and Associate and Social Enterprise (for other organisations). Rates for councils depend on tier, population size, membership package. Subscription rates and benefit packages are currently under review, in preparation for a new offer from 2014.
TRY LGIU FOR FREE: LGiU offers a limited number of free 3 month trials which give access to key services for all at the trialling organisation.
For more information on LGiU membership, please contact Chris Naylor, Partnerships Lead on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7554 2800.