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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Beyond business rates?

December 11, 2017

With a national roll out of 100 per cent business rates retention unlikely in the next few years, David Phillips from the Institute for Fiscal…

“Keep up the good work!”: LGiU’s Annual User Survey 2017

December 8, 2017

Every year at LGiU, we ask subscribers at our member councils (now over 20,000 people) what they think of us and what we do. This…

Viewpoint: Imagine a future that works – for Every One, by Every One

November 30, 2017

Barking and Dagenham Council has just launched a new scheme that that encourages families, friends, and neighbours to share ideas, spaces, and time in order…


Sales of social housing in England 2016-17

December 11, 2017

Right to buy sales are increasing in both councils and housing associations. We summarise the latest figures and discuss them in the context of the shortage of social housing and growing pressure on landlords, particularly councils, to replace as many as possible of the properties they sell.

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Building Connected Communities

October 24, 2017

While the pressure to deliver housing numbers is rising, it is increasingly important that we have a conversation about what sort of places we build. Our research, in partnership with the Ramblers, shows that local authorities want to build places that encourage walking and active travel, but developers do not always share…

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