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

Through the local elections maze

April 18, 2019

LGiU's Alice Buszard has been gathering information about all the local elections taking place in England this year - and as she recounts here, it…

Groundhog Day delay

April 17, 2019

On again, off again - what does the delay (possibly) until Halloween mean for the Brexit fright fest, asks Janet Sillett.

Viewpoint: Our year with the robot

April 15, 2019

Cllr Liaquat Ali MBE from LGiU member Waltham Forest Council reviews the difference that a specially designed chatbot has made to how the council responds…

Briefings

Virtual Schools and the quality of education – research evidence

April 18, 2019

There are implications for learning styles, whole school organisation, and the funding of education with the increasing use of information technology in schools. This report looks at research done by the National Education Policy Centre into the educational effectiveness of virtual and blended schools.

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Publications

Ones to watch 2019: local elections

April 4, 2019

On 2 May, voters will go to the polls to choose over 8,300 councillors in 248 English local authorities. On the same day voters will also elect councillors to the eleven local authorities in Northern Ireland. While it is inevitable that for many these elections will be view through the…

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Events