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: Special Edition! Live from LGiU Cllr Awards 2018

November 9, 2018

LGiU held its ninth annual Cllr Achievement Awards on Tuesday, to celebrate the shining stars of local government! In this special edition of LGiU Fortnightly,…

LGiU & CCLA Cllr Achievement Awards 2018 – the winners!

November 8, 2018

On Tuesday night we hosted the ninth annual Cllr Achievement Awards, the only awards to recognise the achievements of elected members. The evening has become a staple…

LGiU Fortnightly 2nd November: Singin’ the Budget blues?

November 2, 2018

Pleasantly surprising or deeply disappointing? Cause for optimism or despair? Welcome extra cash or hush money? Listen to Jennifer and Jonathan lay out their very…

Briefings

Housing and planning round-up November 2018

November 14, 2018

Private renting, homelessness, universal credit and the Letwin review of housebuilding all feature in this month's housing and planning roundup. There are also details of ongoing consultations covering the leasehold system, regulation in Scotland, and classifying second homes as holiday lets.

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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