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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LGiU Fortnightly 16th March: Preparing for new homelessness duties

March 16, 2018

LGiU Fortnightly is our new podcast, bringing you the latest news from the world of local government. We update you on the key events from the…

A seat at the table but where’s the table?

March 15, 2018

Why is local government being virtually excluded from the brexit negotiations, wonders Janet Sillett, when it is the perfect opportunity press ahead with meaningful decentralisation…

75% or 100% or does it matter? The business rate retention conundrum

March 14, 2018

Around two thirds of England is not covered by a 100% Business Rate Retention pilot, writes Jennifer Glover meaning that councils in these areas still…


Financial sustainability of local authorities 2018 – NAO Report

March 19, 2018

How has the spending power of local authorities changed since 2010-11 and have government departments understood the impact of the deficit reduction measures taken since? This new NAO report sets out the scale of reductions in funding and gives some insights into the impact of those reductions on front-line services.

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