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

The (local) state we’re in

November 20, 2018

Does it matter if local government fails? Well obviously at LGiU we think it does, writes Jonathan Carr-West. But, why?

LGiU Fortnightly 16th November: What do parking fines, fake news & Star Wars have in common?

November 16, 2018

Answer: They all tell a story about public trust, our pet topic for 2018! This week we look at our Daily News stories and recent…

Local government finance – the Core Cities’ perspective

November 15, 2018

In October, LGiU hosted a roundtable event at Nottingham City Council in conjunction with Core Cities. The roundtable was attended by Chief Finance Officers and…

Briefings

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Publications

Brexit and local government – the story so far

October 26, 2018

This new long read looks at the brexit issues of most relevance to local government – it focuses on four critical ones: how has local government been involved; European funding; the future public sector workforce; and devolution and subsidiarity.

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Events