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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What to expect from the budget next week?

November 17, 2017

What to expect from the budget next week? LGiU will be providing our usual on the day briefings and comment to give our members an…

Highlights from C’llr Achievement Awards 2017!

November 9, 2017

On Tuesday 7th November we hosted our eighth annual C’llr Achievement Awards! We were delighted to be joined at the beautiful Guildhall by so many…

Viewpoint – What makes a walking city and why do we need them?

October 30, 2017

Following the publication of Building Connected Communities, our research with the Ramblers looking at how councils can build better connected, walkable places, Holly Smith of…


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This week in local government- 17th November

November 17, 2017

LGiU News LGiU Briefings To discuss any of our briefings, please contact our Head of Briefings Janet Sillett The IFS Autumn 2017 Pre-Budget Report This briefing deals with a report, produced by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) which examines options for spending in the context of the government’s aims for…

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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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