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 200 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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Latest

LGiU Fortnightly 19th July – SoS Local Gov: James Brokenshire & Andrew Gwynne

July 19, 2019

It’s been a big week at LGiU. We hosted our annual Local Government APPG reception on the beautiful House of Commons terrace and launched the…

Local Government APPG Summer Reception 2019 – fixing council funding

July 19, 2019

On Monday night, the Local Government APPG (for which LGiU provides the secretariat), hosted its annual summer reception on the House of Commons Terrace. It…

It’s #TownHalliday time

July 19, 2019

If you’re anything like LGiU staffers,  you’re a fan of a nice town hall.  For me, no summer holiday is complete without  a visit to…

Briefings

DfE: Children in Need review

July 19, 2019

The DfE finds that there were are at least 1.6 million children who need or have needed a social worker between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in England. This briefing is on the updated strategy to improve the lifetime outcomes for these children.

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Publications

Local Finance Taskforce: A roadmap to a sustainable future

July 15, 2019

The LGiU's Local Finance Taskforce ran through 2018 /19 to expand the conversation and widen the thinking about what is needed to achieve a well-functioning council funding system. This report and the recommendations it contains are the result of that wide-ranging discussion.

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Events